ceathair

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cethair, from Primitive Irish *qetwar, from Proto-Celtic *kʷetwares, from earlier Proto-Celtic *kʷetwr̥es, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

ceathair

  1. four

Usage notesEdit

This form is used independently, not with a noun that it modifies. It is always preceded by the particle a.

  • a ceathair, a cúig, a – "four, five, six"
  • bus a ceathair – "bus number four"
  • a ceathair a chlog – "four o'clock"

Related termsEdit

  • ceathrar (used to modify a noun referring to human beings)
  • ceithre (used to modify a noun not referring to human beings)

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 04:06