ádh

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See also: ADH and -adh

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish ád.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ádh m (genitive singular áidh)

  1. luck
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, volume II (overall work in German), Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 14:
      gə giŕə ȷiə n t-ā ərt.
      [Go gcuire Dia an t-ádh ort.]
      May God grant you luck.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, volume II (overall work in German), Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 14:
      bə mōr n̥ t-ā (bə wōr n̥ t-ā), n̄ax rau s eǵə tȧdə n-ə himpl̥̄.
      [Ba mór an t-ádh (Ba mhór an t-ádh) nach raibh a fhios aige tada ina thimpeall.]
      Fortunately he didn’t know anything about it.
      (literally, “’Twas great the luck that…”)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • ádhúil (lucky, fortunate, adjective)
  • mí-ádh m (ill luck, bad luck, misfortune)

Related terms[edit]

  • ámharach (lucky, fortunate, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “ád”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 57

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