naoi

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

naoi

  1. plural of naos

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Irish cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naoi
    Ordinal : naoú
    Personal : naonúr

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish noí (compare Manx nuy), from Proto-Celtic *nawan (compare Welsh naw, Breton nav), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /n̪ˠiː/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: naí

Numeral[edit]

naoi (triggers eclipsis)

  1. nine

Usage notes[edit]

  • May be used with nouns in both the singular and plural; the singular is more common in general, but the plural must be used with units of measurement and the like. Triggers eclipsis:
  • naoi gcatnine cats
  • naoi dtroithenine feet
  • naoi n-uairenine times
  • When used with the definite article, the definite article is always in the plural. When used with nouns modified by adjectives, the adjective is also in the plural and is always lenited after nouns in the singular but only lenites after nouns in the plural when they end in slender consonants:
  • naoi gcapall bhánanine white horses
  • na naoi n-eaglais mhórathe nine big churches
But:
  • naoi gcapaill bhánanine white horses
  • na naoi n-eaglaisí mórathe nine big churches
  • When referring to human beings, the personal form naonúr is used.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "naoi" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • noí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Scottish Gaelic cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : naoi
    Ordinal : naoidheamh

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish noí, from Proto-Celtic *nawan, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

naoi

  1. (cardinal) nine

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