muintir

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Galway) IPA(key): [ˈmˠiːn̠ʲtʲəɾʲ]
  • (Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈmˠɪn̠ʲtʲəɾʲ]

Noun[edit]

muintir f (genitive muintire, nominative plural muintireacha)

  1. parents
  2. relative
  3. people, folk, tribe, nation, band

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used by itself, in modern Irish it refers to ‘parents’;
  • When used with a following attributive noun, it means ‘folk’ or ‘people’:
    muintir na hÉireann — the Irish
    muintir na Spáinne — the Spanish

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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