náire

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See also: nàire

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish náire.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

náire f (genitive singular náire)

  1. shame
    náire orm.I am ashamed. (literally, “Shame is on me.”)
    • 1912, Patrick Pearse, Mise Éire:
      Mór mo náire:
      Mo chlann féin a dhíol a máthair.
      Great my shame:
      My own children who sold their mother.
    Synonym: náireacht

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nár +‎ -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

náire f

  1. shamefacedness, bashfulness, diffidence, backwardness, reluctance
  2. shame, humiliation
  3. modesty, sense of decorum, nobility of behaviour, generosity

Inflection[edit]

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative náireL
Vocative náireL
Accusative náiriN
Genitive náire
Dative náiriL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: náire
  • Manx: nearey
  • Scottish Gaelic: nàire

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
náire
also nnáire after a proclitic
náire
pronounced with /n(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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