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 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 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]

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.