fáilte

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fáilte, from Proto-Celtic *wāletiyā, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Noun[edit]

fáilte f ‎(genitive singular fáilte, nominative plural fáiltí)

  1. A welcome (with roimh plus the person being welcomed)
    Bhí fáilte is fiche aige romham.
    He had a great welcome for me (lit. ‘He had 21 welcomes before me’)
    D’fhear sí fáilte romhainn.
    She welcomed us (lit. ‘She provided a welcome before us’)
  2. (archaic) delight, joy

Declension[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

fáilte

  1. Welcome!

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáilte fháilte bhfáilte
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wāletiyā, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. Cognate with Old English wele, wela, willan ‎(to wish) (English weal, wealth, and will); Latin volō ‎(to want); etc.

Noun[edit]

fáilte f

  1. salute
  2. welcome

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fáilte ḟáilte fáilte
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • fáilte, faílte” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.