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" an Mheithimh."

Translation:The month of June.

December 17, 2014



So why does "Mí Aibreain" have no "an" in between, but this one has?


I think that it is because this one is "THE month of june" and the other one is just "month of april"


My brain is broken. I'm right that it's 'Mí an Mheithimh' but also 'Meithimh'?


Yes and no, you got a minor typo in Meitheamh. See some of the forms below



In the merry month of June... :)


Thats a great memory aid. Go raibh maith agat !


Was hoping to see that comment :)


"Month of June" is also accepted, mm? ... Seeing as this is following the forms of 'Mi na Nollag' ie "month of the Christmas' for December, and 'Mi na Samhna' ie "month of the Halloween" for November, is it safe to guess that 'Mí an Mheithimh' might be interpreted as "month of the midsummer"?


Not quite. It can be translated as Middle Month. Midsummer is Meitheamh an tSamhraidh.



Why is Meithimh seemingly harder to remember than comhghairdeas or other massively long words trying to beat German for longest word ever? I suppose the upside is that most of Gaelic is pretty forgiving and doesnt have many syllables...just got to talk more.


Probably because you equate it with may like I do. Or you don't and it's something else. Thats my problem with it, though.


For those asking about Mi an/na (month name) as being "month of...) You have to add the article for it to accept to. The Month of.... I just tried it both ways. Without "the", it will be rejected.


No one ever says why "na" suddenly becomes singular in "Ní na Nollag", etc. This whole thing if spelling nouns differently and even making "the" plural for no obvious reason, is one of the biggest hurdles for me so far.

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Genitive - "the month OF Christmas/December". Feminine genitive nouns use na as the singular definite article. Nollaig is a feminine noun, so mí na nollag. Meitheamh is a masculine noun, so mí an mheithimh.

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Is it "Vehimv" or "Wehimv"?



teanglann.ie has been super helpful for me. If you can't listen for any reason, two of three were vehev. Couldn't really hear the Ulster pronunciation as I'm in a loud-ish environment.

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