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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). Doublet of hama.



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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911) “cnàimh”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary]‎[1], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cnáim”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language