áthas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áithes, áthas (sharpness, keenness; successful feat, exploit, victory; joy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

áthas m (genitive singular áthais)

  1. joy, gladness
    áthas ar an mbuachaill.
    The boy is glad.
  2. Alternative form of áitheas (success, victory)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used with the preposition ar (on) to indicate "being glad" (see usage examples above).

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • áthasach (glad, joyful; successful, victorious, adj)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • áithes” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “áṫas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 19.
  • "áthas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.