aoibhinn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish oíbind (pleasant, agreeable, delightful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aoibhinn (genitive singular feminine aoibhne, plural aoibhne, comparative aoibhne)

  1. delightful, blissful

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the adverbial construction go haoibhinn when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Bhí an trathnóna go haoibhinn.The afternoon was pleasant.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "aoibhinn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • oíbind” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish oíbind (pleasant, agreeable, delightful).

Adjective[edit]

aoibhinn (comparative aoibhinne)

  1. pleasant, comely
  2. joyful, glad

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aoibhinn f

  1. joy

References[edit]