aisling

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Irish aisling

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Noun[edit]

aisling (plural aislings)

  1. A kind of Irish poem, developed during the late 17th and 18th centuries, in which Ireland appears to the poet in a vision in the form of a woman, lamenting the state of the Irish people and predicting the revival of their fortunes.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aislinge f (vision, dream).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aisling f (genitive singular aislinge, nominative plural aislingí)

  1. dream, vision
  2. (poetry) vision poem
  3. verbal noun of aisling

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Verb[edit]

aisling (present analytic aislingeann, future analytic aislingfidh, verbal noun aisling, past participle aislingthe)

  1. (rare, literary) dream of, see in a dream; have a vision of, see in a vision

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • aislinge” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • aislingid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aisling” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 19.
  • "aisling" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “aisling” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “aisling” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “aisling” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.