amaid

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ammait, aimmit (woman with supernatural powers; foolish woman).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈɑmˠədʲ/

Noun[edit]

amaid f (genitive singular amaide, nominative plural amaidí or amaideacha)

  1. (literary) witch, hag
  2. (pejorative) foolish woman
  3. simpleton, idiot

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "amaid" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ammait” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 8.