aoibh

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish oíph, oíb (semblance, appearance, beauty), from Proto-Celtic *ofi-bā (beauty; appearance), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₁opi-bʰeh₂-, a compound of the root *bʰeh₂- (to shine) prefixed with *h₁opi-.[1] Cognate with Sanskrit अभिभा (abhibhā, inauspicious omen).

Noun[edit]

aoibh f (genitive singular aoibhe)

  1. (literary) form, beauty
  2. smile; pleasant expression

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Mutation[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*ofi-bā”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic[1] (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 296