aiste

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aiste ‎(characteristic, special quality, peculiarity; metre), possibly from Latin essentia ‎(essence, being).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aiste f, m ‎(genitive singular aiste, nominative plural aistí)

  1. quirk, peculiarity
  2. knack; odd talent
  3. manner, way
  4. state, condition
  5. (literary) essay, composition
  6. (poetry) metre, scansion
  7. pattern, scheme

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aiste m, f ‎(characteristic, special quality, peculiarity; metre), possibly from Latin essentia ‎(essence, being).

Noun[edit]

aiste f

  1. poem
  2. ingenuity

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish eiste, from Old Irish essi.

Pronoun[edit]

aiste

  1. third-person singular feminine of à: from her, from it f
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