ainnir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainder (non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden), from Proto-Celtic *anderā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ainnir f (genitive singular ainnire, nominative plural ainnireacha)

  1. (poetic) girl, maiden, lass; young woman

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainder (non-virgin, married woman; virgin, maiden), from Proto-Celtic *anderā.

Noun[edit]

ainnir f (genitive singular ainnire, plural ainnirean)

  1. maiden, virgin
  2. nymph
  3. marriageable woman
  4. young woman

Synonyms[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
  • ainder” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.