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See also: cnáimh

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish cnáim, from Proto-Celtic *knāmis, from Proto-Indo-European *kónh₂m (leg).


cnàimh m (genitive singular cnàmha, plural cnàmhan or cnàimhean)

  1. bone

Derived terms[edit]


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


  • cnàimh” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cnáim”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language