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Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle Irish abaid, from Old Irish apaig (compare Scottish Gaelic abaich), from ad- + boingid (to reap, pluck).



aibí (genitive singular feminine aibí or aipche, comparative aibí or aipche)

  1. ripe; mature
    Synonyms: abúil
    Antonyms: anabaí
    babhla torthaí aibía bowl of ripe fruit
  2. smart; clever
  3. quick
  4. lively
  5. crisp
    aer aibí na maidinethe crisp air of the morning


Nonstandard declension

Derived terms[edit]

  • aibíocht f (ripeness, maturity; quickness, cleverness, liveliness)

Related terms[edit]

  • aibigh (ripen, mature, verb)


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

Further reading[edit]

  • apaig” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “abaiḋ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 2.
  • "aibí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “aibí” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “aibí” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “aibí” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.