álainn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish álaind ‎(beautiful, fine, lovely).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

álainn ‎(genitive singular masculine álainn, genitive singular feminine áille, plural áille, comparative áille)

  1. beautiful, fair, lovely
  2. delightful

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the adverbial construction go hálainn when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Tá an crann seo go hálainn.
    This tree is beautiful.

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "álainn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • álaind” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.