earra

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a conflation of Old Irish errad (equipping; military equipment) and Old Irish arrae (payment).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

earra m, f (genitive singular earra, nominative plural earraí)

  1. goods, merchandise
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 26:
      rińəmr̥ rød mŭȧ əńḗ, mar jīləmr̥ gə tarvr̥[1] ȧrə vī agń̥.
      conventional orthography: Rinneamar rud maith inné mar dhíolamar go tairbheach an earra a bhí againn.
      We did good business yesterday, as we sold the goods we had at a good price.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 26:
      d osklōx myȷ gnō elə, ʒā ǵȧpax myȷ, gə vefī ḱȧn̄əxt əŕ n̥ ȧrə.
      conventional orthography: D’osclódh muid gnó eile dhá gceapadh muid go bheifí[2] ceannacht ar an earra.
      We would open another business if we thought the merchandise would sell well.
  2. commodity
Declension[edit]
Alternative declension as feminine
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

earra f pl

  1. nominative and dative plural of earr

Mutation[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On p. 257 the author corrects tarvr̥ to tarəvəx.
  2. ^ Sic; one would expect mbeadh.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

earra

  1. genitive singular of eàrr