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The Definite Article

3. The definite article in the nominative case - a'

a' is used in front of feminine words beginning with the consonants b, c, g, m, and p. When you put a' in front of feminine words beginning with the consonants b, c, g, m, and p, you also insert an h after the initial consonant, e.g a' bhanais, a' bhean.

The definite article

Indefinite formDefinite formMeaning
banais a’ bhanais the wedding 
bàirneach the barnacle, limpet 
bana-phrionnsa the princess
caileag the girl
cailleach the old woman
camhanach the dawn
gainmheach the sand
gealach the moon
glainne the glass
mias the bowl
min the meal (cereal)
misneachd the courage
pòcaid  the pocket 
poit the pot
pròis the pride

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