aosán

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish áesán ‎(fairies; sickness caused by fairies); synchronically, aos ‎(people, folk) +‎ -án.

Noun[edit]

aosán m ‎(genitive singular aosáin, nominative plural aosáin)

  1. evil fairy
  2. (collective) fairies

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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