aiféala

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish aithméla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈafʲeːlˠə/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈafʲeːɾˠ/, /ˈafʲeːlˠ/ (as if spelled aiféar, aiféal)

Noun[edit]

aiféala m (genitive singular aiféala)

  1. regret, remorse
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 21:
      ńīl orm̥ ax ȧfēr fȳ n æmšŕ̥, ə tā kȧlc am.
      conventional orthography: Níl orm ach aiféala faoin aimsir atá cailte agam.
      I regret only the time I’ve lost.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 21:
      ȧfēr rī wōr orm̥, n̄ax vēdĭm n̥ ceŕəvīš šin ə jīnə ʒic.
      conventional orthography: aiféala rímhór orm nach bhféadaim an tseirbhís sin a dhéanamh dhuit.
      I greatly regret that I can’t perform that service for you.
  2. shame, shamefacedness

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • aiféaltas m (shame, embarrassment; regret)

Mutation[edit]

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

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