ancaire

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish ancaire, from Latin ancora, from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancaire m or f (genitive singular ancaire, nominative plural ancairí)

  1. (sailing) anchor
Declension[edit]
Feminine declension
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancaire m (genitive singular ancaire, nominative plural ancairí)

  1. anchorite, hermit
  2. (familiar) recluse
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • sean-ancaire (ancient anchorite; old recluse; old buffer)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ancaire m (genitive singular ancaire, nominative plural ancairí)

  1. anker, tub
  2. stout, tubby person
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

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