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]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ɑːl̪ˠ/ (corresponding to the alternative form all)
  • (Connemara) IPA(key): /ɑːl̠ʲ/

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (geography) cliff, precipice
    stuaic aille‎ ― the tip of a cliff
    ar bharr na haille‎ ― on the top of the cliff
    Aillte an Mhothair‎ ― the 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 t-aill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “fallo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, pages 120–21
  • 1 all” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aill” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “all” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "aill" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.