uaisle

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish úaisle f ‎(nobility, dignity), from úasal ‎(high, lofty; noble, honourable) (modern uasal).

Noun[edit]

uaisle f ‎(genitive singular uaisle)

  1. nobility
    1. persons of rank
    2. quality of nobility
      Proverb: Eochair uaisle éadach.‎ ― Fine feathers make fine birds.
  2. (literary) favour, bounty
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uaisle

  1. genitive singular feminine of uasal
  2. nominative plural of uasal
  3. vocative plural of uasal
  4. dative plural of uasal
  5. strong genitive plural of uasal
  6. comparative degree of uasal

Noun[edit]

uaisle m pl

  1. plural of uasal

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uaisle n-uaisle huaisle t-uaisle
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish úaisle f ‎(nobility, dignity), from úasal (modern uasal).

Noun[edit]

uaisle f

  1. nobility of descent, gentility, pride, genteel extraction, high birth, gentlemanly manners
  2. liberality, generosity

Alternative forms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uaisle

  1. comparative degree of uasal

References[edit]