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?How old is he? (lit. What age is he?)
    Cárbh aois é?How old was he? (lit. What age was he?)
  2. period of expectation of life
  3. old age
  4. period, era, age (historical period)
    meán aoiseannaMiddle Ages
  5. century
    Bhí sé ag tús an 18ú aoisIt 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 not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[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.
  • Entries containing “aois” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “aois” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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