aistear

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish astar (journey, travel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aistear m or f (genitive singular aistir or aistire, nominative plural aistir or aistreacha)

  1. journey
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 31:
      sl̄ān lȧt, gə n-aiŕī t-æšcŕ̥ lȧt!
      conventional orthography: Slán leat, go n-éirí t’aistir leat!
      Goodbye, may your journey be successful!
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 31:
      ḱē n mĭȧs tā agət eŕ mə xomrādə æšcŕ̥ə [oder šūl]?
      conventional orthography: Cén meas atá agat ar mo chomráda aistire [or siúil]?
      What do you think of my traveling companion?
  2. roundabout way; inconvenience

Declension[edit]

As masculine noun
As feminine noun

Derived terms[edit]

  • aistreach (journeying, roving; restless, unsettled; out of the way, inconvenient; transitive, adjective)
  • aistreán m (out-of-the-way place; inconvenience)
  • neamh-aistear m (want of occupation, inactivity, idleness; thoughtlessness; mischief)

Mutation[edit]

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

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