caifé

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See also: caife

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian caffè or French café, from Ottoman Turkish قهوه(kahve), from Arabic قَهْوَة(qahwa, coffee). Doublet of caife.

Noun[edit]

caifé m (genitive singular caifé, nominative plural caiféanna)

  1. café, cafeteria

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caifé chaifé gcaifé
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "caife" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “caifé” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.