ainmhí

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainmide m ‎(living creature, animal, beast, literally having the breath of life, animated), from ainim(m) f ‎(soul, life).

Noun[edit]

ainmhí m ‎(genitive singular ainmhí, nominative plural ainmhithe)

  1. animal
  2. brute, monster

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • ainmhíoch ‎(animal, brutish; faunistic, adjective)
  • ainmhíocht f ‎(animal nature; brutishness)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "ainmhí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ainmide” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.