airgead

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish argat ‎(silver), from Proto-Celtic *argantom (compare Welsh arian), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ- ‎(to shine) (compare Latin argentum ‎(silver))

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɾʲəɟəd̪ˠ/
  • (Connemara) IPA(key): /ˈæːɾʲəɟəd̪ˠ/

Noun[edit]

airgead m ‎(genitive singular airgid, nominative plural airgid)

  1. silver
  2. money, sum of money

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish argat ‎(silver), from Proto-Celtic *arganto- (compare Welsh arian), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ- ‎(to shine) (compare Latin argentum ‎(silver))

Noun[edit]

airgead m ‎(genitive singular airgid, no plural)

  1. money
  2. silver

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