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See also: eire, Eire, and Eiré


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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Éirinn (Cois Fharraige, Waterford, formerly in Leinster)


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


Proper noun[edit]

Éire f (genitive Éireann)

  1. Ireland (an island in Europe)
  2. Ireland (a country in Europe)

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]


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