cumha

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuma.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumha m (genitive singular cumha)

  1. sadness, sorrow
    cumha orm.
    I feel sad.
  2. longing, homesickness

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cumha chumha gcumha
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 cuma” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cuṁa” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "cumha" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumha f (genitive singular cumha, plural cumhachan)

  1. (business) stipulation, clause, condition, term

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumha m (genitive singular cumha, plural cumhachan)

  1. lament, elegy, dirge