ailt

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish alt (height, cliff), from Proto-Celtic *altos (compare Welsh allt).

Noun[edit]

ailt f (genitive singular ailte, nominative plural ailteanna)

  1. (geography) steep-sided glen; ravine
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

ailt m

  1. inflection of alt (joint, juncture; alto):
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "ailt" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “ailt” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ailt” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ailt f

  1. viola (string instrument of the violin family)
    Synonym: ailt-fhidheall

Mutation[edit]

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