caomh

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cóem, from Proto-Celtic *koimos (dear, nice), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (of the home, belonging to the family).

Adjective[edit]

caomh (genitive singular masculine caoimh, genitive singular feminine caoimhe, plural caomha, comparative caoimhe)

  1. dear, gentle
  2. mild, pleasant
  3. lovely, smooth
    Synonym: caomhdha
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cáem (friend, relation; comrade; noble, aristocrat; fair or beautiful object or person).

Noun[edit]

caomh m (genitive singular caoimh, nominative plural caoimh) (literary)

  1. dear one, companion
  2. gentle, noble person
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caomh chaomh gcaomh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cóem, from Proto-Celtic *koimos (dear, nice), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (of the home, belonging to the family).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caomh (comparative caoimhe)

  1. kind, meek, gracious, gentle, mild
  2. emollient
  3. tender
  4. dear, beloved
  5. bland

Noun[edit]

caomh m (genitive singular caoimh, plural caoimh)

  1. kindness, gentleness, friendship, hospitality
  2. friend
  3. beloved object
  4. (rare) feast

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
caomh chaomh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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