eaglais

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish eclais, from Latin ecclēsia, from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsiā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eaglais f (genitive eaglaise, nominative plural eaglaisí)

  1. church

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

When referring to a building, eaglais is usually used only of Roman Catholic churches in Ireland; Protestant churches are called teampall. But an Eaglais is "the Church" as an institution regardless of denomination: the Anglican Church of Ireland is called Eaglais na hÉireann in Irish.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
eaglais n-eaglais heaglais t-eaglais
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish eclais, from Latin ecclēsia, from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsiā).

Noun[edit]

eaglais f (genitive eaglaise, plural eaglaisean)

  1. church, temple

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)