ainneamh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish andam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ainneamh

  1. rare, scarce, curious
    crios ainneamh ― a curious girdle
    Is ainneamh a leithid. ― His match is seldom met with.
    gnothuch ainneamh ― a rare thing
  2. curiously formed
  3. valuable

Adverb[edit]

ainneamh

  1. seldom
    Is ainneamh a thig thu. ― You seldom come.

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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)