aois

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aois f ‎(genitive singular aoise, nominative plural aoiseanna)

  1. age (of person)
    Cá haois é? Cén aois é?‎ ― What age is he?
    Cárbh aois é?‎ ― What age was he?
  2. period of expectation of life
  3. old age
  4. period, era, age (historical period)
    meán aoiseanna‎ ― Middle Ages
  5. century
    Bhí sé ag tús an 18ú aois‎ ― It was at the beginning of the 18th century

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aois f ‎(genitive singular aoise, plural aoisean)

  1. age

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1 áes” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.