páiste

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See also: paiste, pàiste, and päiste

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Early Modern Irish páitse (compare Manx paitçhey, Scottish Gaelic pàisde), from Old French page, from Late Latin pagius (servant) (possibly via Italian paggio), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of “boy from the rural regions”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

páiste m (genitive singular páiste, nominative plural páistí)

  1. child
    • 1894 March 1, Peadar Mac Fionnlaoigh, “An rí nach robh le fagháil bháis”, in Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge, volume 1:5, Dublin: Gaelic Union, pages 185–88:
      Bhí sé pósta ar sheisear ban i ndiaidh a chéile, acht do mharbhuigh sé alig an tsaoghal iad, ar eagla go mbeidheadh páistídhe ar bith aca.
      He was married to six wives, one after another, but he killed all-in-the-world of them for fear they should have any children at all.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
páiste pháiste bpáiste
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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