aibí

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish abaid, from Old Irish apaig (compare Scottish Gaelic abaich), from ad·bagi, ad·bogi (ripe, ready).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. ripe; mature
    babhla torthaí aibía bowl of ripe fruit
    ró-abhíoverripe
  2. smart; clever
  3. quick
  4. lively
  5. crisp
    aer aibí na maidinethe crisp air of the morning

Declension[edit]

Nonstandard declension

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Derived terms[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]

  • aibigh (ripen, mature, verb)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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