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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish cét, Welsh cant, Latin centum

Cardinal number

ceud m., ceudan pl.

  1. a hundred
    • ceud fear, a hundred men

Usage notes

Governs its noun in the genitive plural unaspirated when by itself or combined with other numerals, as, ochd ceud, eight hundred; it is also used in the singular when governed by numerals otherwise requiring the plural after them, as, trì cheud eun, three hundred birds. It is aspirated by the four numerals aon, , trì, ceithir, as, aon cheud, one hundred, ceithir cheud fear, four hundred men.

Adjective

ceud

  1. first
    • an ceud fhear, the first man
    • a' cheud bhean, the first woman
    • a' cheud àithne, the first commandment
    • 's e an ceud thaom de n' taigeis a 's teotha, the first helping of the haggis is the hottest

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

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