ærgi

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áirge. Compare Scottish Gaelic àiridh, àirigh (hill pasture).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ærgi n (genitive singular ærgis, plural ærgi or ærgir)

  1. a pasture for cattle to graze over the summer with a hut where the people tending them live meanwhile; a shieling

Declension[edit]

n25 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ærgi ærgið ærgi(r) ærgini
Accusative ærgi ærgið ærgi(r) ærgini
Dative ærgi ærginum ærgjum ærgjunum
Genitive ærgis ærgisins ærgja ærgjanna

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Because of dialectical variation, when in compounded placenames, this word is sometimes spelled as pronounced in that area, thus the existence of both the form Argisá and Ergisá. On modern maps, these are spelled Ærgisá.