deamhan

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish demon, a borrowing from Latin daemon, from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daímōn, god, goddess, divine power).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deamhan m (genitive singular deamhain, nominative plural deamhain)

  1. demon
    Ó thigh (an) deamhain go tigh (an) diabhail.
    Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
    (literally, “From the demon's house to the devil's house.”)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deamhan dheamhan ndeamhan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External links[edit]

  • "deamhan" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • demon” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

deamhan m (genitive singular deamhain, plural deamhanan)

  1. demon, fiend