fáidh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fáith, fáid, from Proto-Celtic *wāti- (poet), from Proto-Indo-European *wéh₂tis, from *weh₂t- (possessed, excited).

Noun[edit]

fáidh m (genitive singular fáidh, nominative plural fáithe)

  1. (religion) seer, prophet
    Synonyms: fáidheadóir, fáistineach, tairngire
  2. wise man, sage
    Synonyms: saoi

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáidh fháidh bhfáidh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "fáidh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • clairvoyant” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • prophet” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • seer” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • fáith, fáid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “fáidh” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.