aoine

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aín, aíne ‎(fast, period of fasting) (originally as an ascetic practice, as opposed to troscad ‎(coercive fasting)), from Latin iēiūnum ‎(fast).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aoine f ‎(genitive singular aoine, nominative plural aointe)

  1. (archaic) fast, fasting (period of abstaining from food or drink); shortage, deficiency; scarcity, want
  2. (archaic) abstinence

Declension[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (fast, fasting; shortage, deficiency; scarcity, want): aoineadh

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • Aoine f ‎(Friday)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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