eolas

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See also: eòlas

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish eólas, from Old Irish eulas m (knowledge, information, especially knowledge gained by experience or practice, acquaintance).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eolas m (genitive singular eolais)

  1. knowledge
    1. range of knowledge
    2. practical understanding, comprehension, discernment
    3. close acquaintance, familiarity, experience
      eolas agam ar an áit seo.
      I am familiar with, am acquainted with, this place.
    4. information, science, -ology
    5. knowledge of etiquette
  2. knowledge of ways; direction, guidance
  1. incantation

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (knowledge, information): fios

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "eolas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • eólas, eulas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “eolas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.