aill

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish all (cliff), from Proto-Celtic *ɸallo-, from Proto-Indo-European *pels- (stone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aill f (genitive singular aille, nominative plural aillte or alltracha)

  1. (geography) cliff, precipice
    stuaic aillethe tip of a cliff
    ar bharr na hailleon the top of the cliff
    Aillte an Mhothairthe Cliffs of Moher
    Is é airde na haille sin, chuala mise, trí chéad troigh.The height of that cliff, I have heard, is three hundred feet.
    Is é ainm na haille sin Aill na nGlasóg.The name of that cliff is Glassan Rock.

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “fallo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 120–21
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 all”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “aill” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “all” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "aill" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “aill” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “aill” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Middle Irish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

aill

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of aile

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
aill unchanged n-aill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aill

  1. neuter nominative/accusative singular of aile

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
aill unchanged n-aill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.