naoi

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish noí, from Proto-Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥. Compare Welsh naw, Manx nuy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

naoi (triggers eclipsis of a following noun (which is in the genitive plural))

  1. nine
    naoi dteach — nine houses
    naoi n-uaire — nine times
    naoi mbliana — nine years

Derived terms[edit]

  • naonúr (used to modify nouns referring to human beings)
  • naoú (ordinal)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish noí, from Proto-Celtic, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

naoi

  1. (cardinal) nine

Derived terms[edit]