fáilte

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfˠɑːlʲtʲə]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fáilte.

Noun[edit]

fáilte f (genitive fáilte, nominative plural fáiltí)

  1. A welcome
  2. (archaic) delight, joy

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fáilte

  1. Welcome!

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used in expressions, commonly used with preposition roimh:
    fáilte romhat/romhaibh — "You're welcome!"

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáilte fháilte bhfáilte
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wāletiyā, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-. Cognate with Old English wele, wela, willan (to wish) (English weal, wealth, and will); Latin velle (to want); etc.

Noun[edit]

fáilte f

  1. salute
  2. welcome

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fáilte ḟáilte fáilte
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.