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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtiːʃəx/ or /ˈtiːʃək/, SAMPA: /"ti:S@x/ or /"ti:S@k/

Noun

Singular
taoiseach

Plural
s

taoiseach (s)
  1. Head of the Irish government, comparable to a UK or Australian Prime Minister.

Usage notes

  • In English, when used as a title the word should always be capitalised.
  • When describing the political position, the word is sometimes capitalised but lower case is typically used.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish toísech (leader) (cf. Ogham tovisaci) < Proto-Celtic *towissāko- (leader) (cf. Welsh tywysog (prince)) < either Proto-Indo-European *wedh- (lead) or weid- (“know, see”).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster and Connacht) IPA: [ˈt̪ˠiːʃəx]
  • (Ulster) IPA: [ˈt̪ˠiːʃax], [ˈt̪ˠiːʃah]

Noun

taoiseach m.

  1. a chieftain

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative taoiseach taoisigh
Vocative a thaoisigh a thaoiseacha
Genitive taoisigh taoiseach
Dative taoiseach taoisigh

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an taoiseach na taoisigh
Genitive an taoisigh na dtaoiseach
Dative leis an taoiseach

don taoiseach

leis na taoisigh

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
taoiseach thaoiseach dtaoiseach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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