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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish aithris f (relation; imitation).


aithris f (genitive singular as substantive aithrise, genitive as verbal noun aithriste)

  1. verbal noun of aithris
  2. narration
  3. imitation
  4. mimicry
Verbal noun
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish aithrisid (repeats, tells; imitates, verb), from aithris f.


aithris (present analytic aithrisíonn, future analytic aithriseoidh, verbal noun aithris, past participle aithriste) or
aithris (present analytic aithriseann, future analytic aithrisfidh, verbal noun aithris, past participle aithriste) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. narrate, recite
  2. imitate
  3. mimic, mock
Alternative conjugation
Derived terms[edit]


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

Further reading[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish aithris (act of telling, relating; relation, account; act of imitating, copying; imitation; example).


aithris (past dh'aithris, future aithrisidh, verbal noun aithris, past participle aithriste)

  1. report, relate, recite, allege, repeat
  2. narrate, enunciate, rehearse
  3. quote, tell
  4. imitate

Derived terms[edit]


aithris f (genitive singular aithrise, plural aithrisean)

  1. verbal noun of aithris
  2. report, allegation, narration, narrative
  3. recitation, rehearsal, recital
  4. report, statement
  5. imitation
  6. tradition, tale

Derived terms[edit]


  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “aithris”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • aithris” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.