foilmhe

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfˠɛlʲəvʲə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish foilme (emptiness, want), from folam (empty) (modern folamh).

Noun[edit]

foilmhe f (genitive singular foilmhe, nominative plural foilmhí)

  1. emptiness, blankness, vacuity, inanition
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

foilmhe

  1. genitive singular feminine of folamh
  2. comparative degree of folamh

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
foilmhe fhoilmhe bhfoilmhe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "foilmhe" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • foilme” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.