snámh

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See also: snamh and snàmh

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish snám, verbal noun of snáïd ‎(swims; floats, sails; creeps, crawls; flows).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

snámh ‎(present analytic snámhann, future analytic snámhfaidh, verbal noun snámh, past participle snáfa) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. swim
  2. (nautical) float
  3. creep, crawl; glide (like a worm, snake, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

snámh m ‎(genitive singular snámha)

  1. verbal noun of snámh
  2. swimming, swim; (swimming) stroke
  3. (nautical)
    1. floating, flotation
    2. draught
  4. creep, crawl
  5. swimming-place; deep pool (in river); deep water, sea

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
snámh shnámh
after "an", tsnámh
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • snám” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • snáïd” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • snáimid, snámaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “snáṁ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “snáṁaim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "snámh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.