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See also: aireamh and áireamh

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish áirem (compare Manx earroo, Irish áireamh), verbal noun of ad·rími (counts, numbers, computes; records, recounts, mentions; takes into account; counts as, regards as; considers to be).


àireamh f (genitive singular àireimh, plural àireamhan)

  1. verbal noun of àireamh
  2. number, quantity
  3. numbering, numeration, account

Derived terms[edit]


àireamh (past dh'àireamh, verbal noun àireamh)

  1. number, count, compute
  2. reckon, think

Derived terms[edit]

  • do-àireamh (difficult to count; numberless, innumerable, adjective)
  • iol-àireamh (annumerate, verb)
  • so-àireamh (numerable, computable, easily numbered, adjective)


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
àireamh n-àireamh h-àireamh t-àireamh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • àireamh” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “áirem”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language