sneachta

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish snechtae, from Proto-Indo-European *snígʷʰs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sneachta m (genitive singular sneachta, nominative plural sneachtaí)

  1. snow (precipitation)
    Níorbh iontaí liom an sneachta dearg ná é.
    Nothing would surprise me more (literally, Red snow would not be more surprising to me than that).

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "sneachta" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • snechta” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.