maith

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maith, from Proto-Celtic *matis, from possible Proto-Indo-European *mē-. Cognate with Welsh mad, Breton mad, Cornish mas. Compare Scottish Gaelic math and Manx Gaelic 'mie'.

Adjective[edit]

maith (comparative fearr, genitive singular masculine maith, genitive singular feminine maithe, plural maithe)

  1. good

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the adverbial construction go maith when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Tá an anraith seo go maith.
    This soup is good.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

maith f (genitive maithe, nominative plural maithe)

  1. good, goodness

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

maith (present analytic maitheann, future analytic maithfidh, verbal noun maitheamh, past participle maite)

  1. to forgive, pardon

Inflection[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maith mhaith unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

maith (present participle mathadh)

  1. Alternative form of math.

Noun[edit]

maith m

  1. genitive singular of math