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"Piuthar ainmeil."

Translation:A famous sister.

May 1, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanaSchw

The root of ainmeil looks like it could stem from ainm, (name, recognition, famous).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silmeth

It does. :)

It is ainm name, fame + -ail (in its slender version -eil, from Middle Irish -amhail, an adjectival suffix).

Its direct Irish equivalent is ainmniúil ‘nominal; well-known’, although the meaning differs, and typical word for famous in Irish would rather be cáiliúil instead. ;-)

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