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teaghlach

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish teglach (teg + slóg)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tʃɛlaχ/

Noun

teaghlach (m), theaghlaichean pl.

  1. family, household, house in genealogy
    • Tha teaghlach math a' fuireach anns an taigh sin. There is a good family living in that house. (literally: A good family is residing in that house.)
    • Uile theaghlaichean na talmhainn. All the families of the earth.
  2. house, dwelling
  3. clan, tribe, race, progeny

Usage notes

  • This is the nominative case of 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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