naoi

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

naoi

  1. plural of naos

Irish[edit]

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]

Numeral[edit]

naoi (triggers eclipsis of a following noun)

  1. nine
    naoi dteach‎ ― nine houses
    naoi n-uaire‎ ― nine times
    naoi mbliana‎ ― nine years

Derived terms[edit]

  • naonúr (used to modify nouns referring to human beings)
  • naoú (ordinal)

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