sneachta

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʃnʲaxt̪ˠə], [ˈʃnʲãxt̪ˠə]
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): [ˈʃnʲæːxt̪ˠə]

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]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sneachta shneachta
after "an", tsneachta
unchanged
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.