ainimm

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin anima, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁mos, a nominal derivative of *h₂enh₁- (breathe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ainimm f (genitive anmae, nominative plural anmain)

  1. soul, as opposed to corporeal body
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 3d11
      ind ainim
      the soul
  2. life
  3. living creature, animal

Inflection[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • ainim(m)” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.