oíche

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish aidche and aidchi, the oblique forms of adaig, from earlier *adekʷī or *adekī, of unknown origin; possibly cognate with Latin āter (dark) or Sanskrit अन्ध (andha, blind).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oíche f (genitive singular oíche, nominative plural oícheanta or oícheanna)

  1. night
    1. period of darkness, night-time
    2. nightfall
      Synonyms: titim na hoíche
    3. used adverbially
  2. portion of night taken as an occasion
    1. night following a particular day
    2. eve (of festival)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
oíche n-oíche hoíche not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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