aimsir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aimser (compare Manx emshir), from Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment) (compare Welsh amser and Breton amzer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aimsir f (genitive singular aimsire, nominative plural aimsirí)

  1. (uncountable) weather
    Synonym: síon
  2. (uncountable) time
    Is maith an scéalaí an aimsir.
    Time is a good storyteller.
  3. (countable) time of year, season
  4. (countable) period of service
  5. (countable) period of gestation
  6. (countable, grammar) tense
    comhleanúint na n-aimsirísequence of tenses

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aimsir

  1. accusative/dative singular of aimser

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aimser f, from Proto-Celtic *amsterā (time, moment) (compare Welsh amser).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛ.mɛ.ʃɪɾʲ/, /ˈɛ.mi.ʃɪɾʲ/

Noun[edit]

aimsir f (genitive singular aimsir or aimsire, plural aimsirean)

  1. time, epoch, season
    an aimsir a chaidhthe past (lit. time that went)
    an t-seann aimsirold time(s)
    an aimsir seothese times
  2. weather, climate
    Tha droch aimsir ann an-diugh.The weather is bad today. (lit. There is bad weather there today.)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “aimsir”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “aimser”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language