cnámh

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See also: cnàmh

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /knɑːvʲ/, /knaːvʲ/ (corresponding to the spelling cnáimh)

Noun[edit]

cnámh f ‎(genitive singular cnáimhe, nominative plural cnámha)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (in the plural) bones (musical instrument)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cnámh chnámh gcnámh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • cnáim” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 155.
  • "cnámh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.