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Irish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ceathair
    Ordinal : ceathrú
    Personal : ceathrar
    Attributive : ceithre

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cethair, 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 séfour, five, six
  • bus a ceathairbus number four
  • a ceathair a chlogfour o’clock

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

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