gaoth

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish gáeth, from Old Irish gaíth, from Proto-Celtic *gaytā.

Noun[edit]

gaoth f ‎(genitive singular gaoithe, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. wind, a breeze
    • "Sigma", by Secret Garden
      ’S í an ghaoth do ghuth,
      ’s í an bháisteach do dheora...
      The wind is thy voice,
      the rain is thy tears...
    1. empty talk, bombast
    2. flatulence
    3. hint, suggestion
    1. air
    2. (literary) breath
Declension[edit]
  • Alternative plural: gaothanna (Cois Fharraige)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gáeth(the sea, a stream, an estuary).

Noun[edit]

gaoth m ‎(genitive singular gaoith, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. inlet of sea, estuary
Declension[edit]
  • Alternative genitive singular: gaotha

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish gáeth, gáith(wise, intelligent, shrewd; skilful, adjective).

Adjective[edit]

gaoth ‎(genitive singular masculine gaoith, genitive singular feminine gaoithe, plural gaotha, comparative gaoithe)

  1. (literary) wise, sagacious, shrewd, intelligent
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gaoth ghaoth ngaoth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "gaoth" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 gáeth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 gáeth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 gáeth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gáeth, from Old Irish gaíth, from Proto-Celtic *gaytā, *gaito-, from Proto-Indo-European *ghai, *ghei, *ghi(drive, storm).

Noun[edit]

gaoth f ‎(genitive singular gaoithe, plural gaothan)

  1. wind
    Tha a' ghaoth ag èiridh.‎ ― The wind is rising.
  2. (vulgar) flatulence

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]