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See also: ânios and a-nìos



From Old Irish anís, from an- + ís.




  1. up, upwards (from a low position to a higher one)
  2. from below
  3. from the north
  4. from a country district, lesser town or centre
  5. from an inferior position in life
  6. (of growth) up

Usage notes[edit]

Aníos implies upward movement toward the speaker (or some contextually relevant reference point); it contrasts with suas, which implies upward movement away from the speaker (or reference point).

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Further reading[edit]

  • "aníos" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • anís” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “aníos” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.