acmhainn

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish accmaing (act of encompassing, encircling; power, ability, capacity; means, instrument, apparatus; abundance, wealth), verbal noun of ad·cumaing (reaches, extends to, attains to).

Noun[edit]

acmhainn f (genitive singular acmhainne)

  1. capacity, endurance
  2. means, resources; potentialities
    Synonyms: maoin, gustal
  3. equipment, gear

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "acmhainn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • accmaing” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “acmhainn” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “acmhainn” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.