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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aillsiu f (sore, tumour, abscess, canker).


ailse f (genitive singular ailse, nominative plural ailsí)

  1. (medicine) cancer

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]


ailse f (genitive singular ailseach, nominative plural ailseacha)

  1. Synonym of gailseach (earwig)


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

Further reading[edit]

  • aillsiu” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aillis” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 11.
  • "ailse" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “ailse” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ailse” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “ailse” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.