naoinear

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nónbor (compare Irish naonúr).

Noun[edit]

naoinear m

  1. nine

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only used about persons (cf numerical noun).
  • Following noun is in the genitive:
    naoinear bhalach - nine boys
  • Alternatively, de and the dative are used:
    naoinear de bhalaich - nine boys
  • Prepositional pronouns used are those formed from de and aig
    an naoinear dhiubh / aca - the nine of them
  • Also used on its own:
    Bha naoinear ann. - There were nine.

Related terms[edit]

  • naoi - nine (general numeral)