Éire

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Ériu, from Proto-Celtic *ɸīweryū (compare Middle Welsh Iwerd ‎(Irish Sea)), from Proto-Indo-European *piHweryon-, likely related to *piHwer- ‎(fat) (compare Ancient Greek πίειρα ‎(píeira, fertile), Sanskrit पीवरी ‎(pīvarī, fat, rich)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Éire f ‎(genitive Éireann)

  1. Ireland (both the island and the republic)

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The definite article is used only in the genitive case. This is one of the few nouns in Irish with a distinct dative case in the standard language.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Éire nÉire hÉire unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.