ainm

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainmm, from Primitive Irish ᚐᚅᚋ (anm), from Proto-Celtic *anman, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ainm m, f (genitive singular ainm or ainme, nominative plural ainmneacha or ainmne or ainmneanna)

  1. name
  2. reputation
  3. (grammar) noun

Declension[edit]

Alternative declension, feminine

Alternative plural forms: ainmne, ainmneanna

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

When applied to a person, ainm can signify either the whole name or specifically the first name, the word for surname being sloinne, hence the common phrase ainm agus sloinne (first name and last name). The terms ainm baiste (baptismal name) and céadainm (first name) can also be used to indicate the first name specifically as opposed to the surname.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ainm n

  1. Alternative spelling of ainmm (name)

References[edit]

  • ainmm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainmm n, from Primitive Irish ᚐᚅᚋ (anm), from Proto-Celtic *anman, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name).

Noun[edit]

ainm m (genitive singular ainme, plural ainmean or ainmeannan)

  1. name

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • ainmm” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.