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From Old Irish admat (invention, device, material, timber), from Proto-Celtic *ad-mentos, from *manyeti (think, remember), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think). Cognate with Manx aamaid.



adhmad m (genitive singular adhmaid, nominative plural adhmaid or adhmadaí)

  1. wood (substance); timber
  2. material, substance
  3. (golf) wood
  4. (literary) device, contrivance; composition, poem


Derived terms[edit]


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

Further reading[edit]

  • "adhmad" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • admat” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aḋmad” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “adhmad” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “adhmad” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.