uisge

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

uisge m ‎(genitive singular uisge, nominative plural uisgí)

  1. Obsolete spelling of uisce

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish uisce, from Proto-Celtic *udenskyos, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uisge m ‎(genitive singular uisge, plural uisgeachan)

  1. water
  2. rain, shower
    Tha an t-uisge ann.
    It is raining.
  3. river, stream
  4. (rare) wave

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • uisce” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.