-aí

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier -aidhe, originally the Old Irish accusative and vocative plural ending of d-stem nouns. For example Old Irish arae, plural arada.

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Suffix[edit]

-aí

  1. Ending of the plural of certain nouns.
    beannacht (blessing, greeting) + ‎-aí → ‎beannachtaí
    gnólacht (commercial firm) + ‎-aí → ‎gnólachtaí

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish -id, from Proto-Celtic *-īti from Proto-Indo-European *-éyeti.

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-aí m

  1. Agent suffix
    roth (wheel) + ‎-aí → ‎rothaí (cyclist)
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