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Alternative forms[edit]


From earlier (still dialectal) oirnis, from Middle Irish airnéis (possessions; cattle, stock).


uirlis f (genitive singular uirlise, nominative plural uirlisí)

  1. tool, implement
  2. (music) instrument
    Synonyms: adhbh cheoil, gléas ceoil, ionstraim, ionstraim cheoil, uirlis cheoil



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

Further reading[edit]

  • "uirlis" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • airnéis” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “uirlis” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “uirlis” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.