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

  1. genitive singular of mais

Mutation[edit]

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

References[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.

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]

References[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 0 901771 92 9
  • maise” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.