cuimhne

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /ˈkiːnʲə/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈkɪmʲnə/, /ˈkɪvʲnə/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈkiːmʲɾʲə/, /ˈkiːvʲɾʲə/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈkɪmʲnʲə/, /ˈkɪ̃vʲnʲə/

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.

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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.

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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 ‎(remember, recall, recollect; commemorate)