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deich

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Irish

Etymology

Old Irish deich < Proto-Celtic *dekan < Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t; cf. Latin decem

Pronunciation

Numeral

deich

  1. (cardinal) ten

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deich dheich ndeich
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Usage notes

Triggers eclipsis of a following noun.

  • deich gcloch – "ten stones" (also "ten stone" = 140 pounds)
  • deich n-uaire – "ten times"

Derived terms


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Old Irish dech, Latin decem, Old Celtic dékn

Numeral

deich f.

  1. (cardinal) ten
    • deich clachan, ten stones
    • deich fir, ten men

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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