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). Synchronically analyzable as uasal +‎ -e.

Noun[edit]

uaisle f (genitive singular uaisle)

  1. nobility (persons of rank; quality of nobility)
    1. 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. inflection of uasal:
    1. genitive singular feminine
    2. nominative and vocative and dative and strong genitive plural
    3. comparative

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 not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[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[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

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