cuimhne

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuimne (faculty of memory; remembrance, memorial), from cuman (remembered, memorable) (compare Breton koun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuimhne f (genitive singular cuimhne, nominative plural cuimhní)

  1. memory (with ar plus the thing or person remembered)
    cuimhne agam ar an lá sin.I remember that day. (literally, “I have a memory of that day.”)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuimhne chuimhne gcuimhne
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 152.
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, § 298, page 106

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuimne (faculty of memory; remembrance, memorial), from cuman (remembered, memorable).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuimhne f (genitive singular cuimhne, plural cuimhneachan)

  1. memory, recollection
    Nach glan a’ chuimhne a tha agaibh!How accurate your memory is!
    Tha cuimhne agam ort.I remember you. (literally, “I have a memory of you.”)

Derived terms[edit]

  • bi cuimhne aig (remember, recollect)
  • cuimhneachan (memorial, commemoration; remembrance, souvenir, keepsake, memento; memorandum; mnemonic)

Related terms[edit]

  • cuimhnich (to remember, recall, recollect; commemorate)

Mutation[edit]

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