tanaí

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tanaide, related to tanae, from Proto-Celtic *tanawyos (compare Welsh tenau), from Proto-Indo-European *ténh₂us (compare Ancient Greek ταναός ‎(tanaós, outstretched, tall), Latin tenuis, Old Norse þunnr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈt̪ˠɑniː/

Adjective[edit]

tanaí

  1. thin, fine, sparse, weak, watery
  2. (of water) shallow

Noun[edit]

tanaí f ‎(genitive singular tanaí, nominative plural tanaíocha)

  1. shoal, shallow water

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tanaí thanaí dtanaí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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