tnúth

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish tnúth.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tnúth m (genitive singular tnútha)

  1. envy
  2. longing, desire, hopeful expectation
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 193:
      Ní raibh aon fhear óg uasal timpall ná go raibh ag tnúth le Máire Bhán a dh’fhagháil le pósadh, ach ni raibh aon mhaith d’aoinne bheith á lorg.
      There was no young gentleman around who wasn’t longing to get Máire Bhán in marriage, but it was no use to anyone to ask her.
  3. verbal noun of tnúth

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tnúth (present analytic tnúthann, future analytic tnúthfaidh, verbal noun tnúth, past participle tnúite)

  1. to envy
  2. to long for, desire, expect hopefully

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tnúth thnúth dtnúth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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