aisling

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English[edit]

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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.

Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aislinge f ‎(vision, dream).

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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish aislingid ‎(dreams, verb), from aislinge f ‎(vision, dream).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, 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 t-aisling
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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