ainmhí

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ainmhí m (genitive singular ainmhí, nominative plural ainmhithe)

  1. animal
  2. brute, monster
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

ainmhí

  1. inflection of ainmheach:
    1. genitive singular feminine
    2. comparative degree

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “ainmhí” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ainmhí” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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