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gaoth

gaoth

Irish

Noun

gaoth f (genitive singular gaoithe, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. wind, a breeze
    • "Sigma", by Secret Garden
      ’S í an ghaoth do ghuth,
      ’s í an bháisteach do dheora...
      The wind is thy voice,
      the rain is thy tears...
    1. empty talk, bombast
    2. flatulence
    3. hint, suggestion
    1. air
    2. (literary) breath
Declension
  • Alternative plural: gaothanna (Cois Fharraige)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish gáeth (the sea, a stream, an estuary).

Noun

gaoth m (genitive singular gaoith, nominative plural gaotha)

  1. inlet of sea, estuary
Declension
  • Alternative genitive singular: gaotha

Etymology 3

From Old Irish gáeth, gáith (wise, intelligent, shrewd; skilful, adjective).

Adjective

gaoth (genitive singular masculine gaoith, genitive singular feminine gaoithe, plural gaotha, comparative gaoithe)

  1. (literary) wise, sagacious, shrewd, intelligent
Declension

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gaoth ghaoth ngaoth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Middle Irish gáeth, from Old Irish gaíth, from Proto-Celtic *gaytā, *gaito-, from Proto-Indo-European *ghai, *ghei, *ghi (drive, storm).

Noun

gaoth f (genitive singular gaoithe, plural gaothan)

  1. wind
    Tha a' ghaoth ag èiridh. ― The wind is rising.
  2. (vulgar) flatulence

Derived terms

References

  • 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
  • 2 gáeth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.