sláinte

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sláinte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sláinte f (genitive singular sláinte, nominative plural sláintí)

  1. health
    Sláinte chuig na fir agus go maire na mná go deo!
    Health to the men and may the women live forever!
    Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte.
    Health is better than wealth.
  2. healthcare
  3. toast (drink)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

sláinte

  1. cheers

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sláinte shláinte
after an, tsláinte
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 316 (page 153).
  2. ^ Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1975, The Irish of Cois Fhairrge, Co. Galway: A Phonetic Study, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 373.
  3. ^ Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1975, The Irish of Cois Fhairrge, Co. Galway: A Phonetic Study, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 604.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From slán.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsl͈aːn͈ʲtʲə/

Noun[edit]

sláinte f

  1. health (freedom from illness)
  2. (Christianity) salvation
  3. (law) exemption, freedom from liability

Inflection[edit]

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
sláinte ṡláinte unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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