inniu

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish indiu, composed of i (in) or in (the) plus the dative singular of día (day). Compare indé (yesterday).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

inniu

  1. today

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike today in English, inniu is exclusively an adverb and has to be combined with forms of an (the day) in order to function as a noun. For instance:

  • an lá inniu a chaitheamh sa bhaileto spend today at home
  • ar chuma an lae inniujust like today
  • i gceannlínte an lae inniuin today's headlines

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 19