gaoth

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gáeth, from Proto-Celtic *gaito-, from Proto-Indo-European *ghai, *ghei, *ghi (drive, storm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaoth f (genitive gaoithe, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. wind, a breeze.
    • "Sigma", by Secret Garden
      ’S í an ghaoth do ghuth,
      ’s í an bháisteach do dheora...
      The wind is thy voice,
      the rain is thy tears...

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative plural: gaothanna (Cois Fharraige)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gaoth ghaoth ngaoth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gáeth, from Proto-Celtic *gaito-, from Proto-Indo-European *ghai, *ghei, *ghi (drive, storm).

Noun[edit]

gaoth f (genitive gaoithe, plural gaothan)

  1. wind
    Tha a' ghaoth ag èiridh. ― The wind is rising.
  2. (vulgar) flatulence

Derived terms[edit]