amhas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish amos, from Proto-Celtic *ambaxtos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi- (around) + *h₂eǵ- (to drive).

Noun[edit]

amhas m (genitive singular amhais, nominative plural amhais)

  1. (literary)
    1. hireling, servant
    2. hired soldier, mercenary
    1. hooligan
    2. (plural, amhais (bheaga)) unruly children

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Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "amhas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • amhas” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.