áit

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See also: ait, aitt, AIT, áitt, -ait, and -áit

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áitt (place, situation, position), from Proto-Celtic *yāntī, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂- (to ride, travel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

áit f (genitive singular áite, nominative plural áiteanna or áiteacha)

  1. place, area
    Synonym: ionad
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 19:
      tā n āc šə šḱiŕəx.
      conventional orthography: Tá an áit seo sciorrach.
      This place is slippery.
  2. space, room
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 19:
      tugī ə wȧlə agi hēn iəd šə, ńīl ēn āc ʒōb ən̄šó ńīs faȷə.
      conventional orthography: Tugaigí abhaile agaibh féin iad seo, níl aon áit dhóibh níos faide.
      Bring these things home with you, there’s no more room for them.
  3. holding
  4. situation, circumstances

For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:áit.

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Mutation[edit]

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

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