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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish deg-/dag- from Welsh da from Celtic dago-s from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gd:Template:lang:la derivations]] decus

Pronunciation

jo

Adjective

deagh

  1. good, excellent, worthy
    • deagh bheus, good conduct
    • deagh ghean, goodwill
    • deagh ainm, good name
    • dhegh mheann, two good kids
    • deagh dhuine, a good man

Usage notes

deagh always stands before the noun it qualifies. It aspirates the noun.

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, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

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