nèamh

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See also: neamh and neamh-

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish nem (compare Irish neamh, Manx niau), from Proto-Celtic *nemos (heaven, sky) (compare Welsh and Cornish nef, Breton neñv), from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (compare Russian heaven (heaven)).

Noun[edit]

nèamh m (genitive singular nèimh, plural nèamhan)

  1. heaven, paradise
  2. (rare) heavens, sky

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
  • 1 nem” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.