namhaid

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish námae, from Proto-Celtic *nāmants, traditionally said to be from Proto-Indo-European *ne ‎(not) + *h₂em- ‎(love) (compare Latin amō), but as that verb root is not otherwise attested in Celtic, this may be a folk etymology.[1]

Noun[edit]

namhaid m ‎(genitive singular namhad, nominative plural naimhde)

  1. enemy

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1