maise

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish maisse (goodliness, comeliness, fineness), from mass (fine, handsome, goodly).

Noun[edit]

maise f (genitive singular maise)

  1. adornment, beauty
  2. becomingness, comeliness
  3. becoming state or act
  4. grace
  5. ornament
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maise f sg

  1. genitive singular of mais

Etymology 3[edit]

Interjection[edit]

maise!

  1. Alternative form of muise

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "maise" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • maise” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “maise” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “maise” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maisse (goodliness, comeliness, fineness), from mass (fine, handsome, goodly) (cognate to English measure, meet, mete, German mässig (moderate)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maise f

  1. beauty, grace, elegance, charm

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
maise mhaise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • maise” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.