feidhm

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish feidm (effort), from Proto-Celtic *wedes-men- (need-service), from Proto-Indo-European *wed-. Compare Scottish Gaelic feum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feidhm f (genitive feidhme, nominative plural feidhmeanna)

  1. use, application
  2. service
  3. function
  4. business, affair
  5. effect, effectiveness
  6. need, necessity
    Níl feidhm é sin a dhéanamh.
    There’s no need to do that.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feidhm fheidhm bhfeidhm
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.