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. T.F. O' Rahilly suggests the etymology *ad-mazdo- and cognate maide "wood, stick".
adhmad m (genitive singular adhmaid, nominative plural adhmaid or adhmadaí)
- wood (substance); timber
- material, substance
- (golf) wood
- (literary) device, contrivance; composition, poem
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- ^ O' Rahilly, T.F., 1946, Celtica 1, p338
- "adhmad" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “admat”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN
- “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.