aill

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • ail (stone, rock)
  • ailt (side of a glen)

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.

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