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
    Synonyms: abhainn, sruth
  4. (rare) wave

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • uisge” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “uisce”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language