Aifreann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish aifrend, from Old Irish oifrend, from Latin offerenda, from offerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Aifreann m (genitive singular Aifrinn, nominative plural Aifrinn)

  1. Mass (liturgical service or the music for it)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Aifreann nAifreann hAifreann tAifreann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • oifrend” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “Aifreann” 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, 21.
  • "Aifreann" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish aifrend, from Old Irish oifrend, from Latin offerenda, from offerō.

Noun[edit]

Aifreann m, f (genitive singular Aifrinn, plural Aifreannan)

  1. Mass (liturgical service or the music for it)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Scottish Catholic areas of feminine gender.
  • The form Aifhreann is used on the mainland.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]