maith

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maith (compare Scottish Gaelic math and Manx mie), from Proto-Celtic *matis (compare Welsh and Breton mad, Cornish mas).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maith (genitive singular masculine maith, genitive singular feminine maithe, plural maithe, comparative fearr)

  1. good

Usage notes[edit]

Takes the adverbial construction go maith when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Tá an anraith seo go maith.This soup is good.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

maith f (genitive singular maithe, nominative plural maithe)

  1. good, goodness

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

maith (present analytic maitheann, future analytic maithfidh, verbal noun maitheamh, past participle maite)

  1. forgive, pardon

Inflection[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maith mhaith not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Verb[edit]

maith (past mhaith, future maithidh, verbal noun mathadh, past participle maithte)

  1. Alternative form of math

Noun[edit]

maith m

  1. genitive singular of math