páiste

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Modern Irish páitse (compare Manx paitçhey, Scottish Gaelic pàisde), from Old French page, from Late Latin pagius (servant) (possibly via Italian paggio), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

páiste m (genitive páiste, nominative plural páistí)

  1. child

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
páiste pháiste bpáiste
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.