eclais

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ecclēsia, from Ancient Greek ἐκκλησίᾱ (ekklēsíā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eclais f (genitive ecailse or eclaise)

  1. The Christian Church, as an institution
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 22c20
      i n-ellug inna æcaillse
      in union with the church
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 65d5
      rocar crist innęclais
      Christ loving the church
  2. a local church or community of believers
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 16d6
      ↄdidaccadar cach eclis glosses ostendite in facie aeclesiarum
  3. clergy
  4. a church, a building for worship

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative eclaisL eclaisL ecailsi
Vocative eclaisL eclaisL ecailsi
Accusative eclaisN eclaisL ecailsi
Genitive ecailse, eclaise eclaisL eclaisN
Dative eclaisL ecailsib ecailsib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • eclais, eclas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.