coicís

See also: coicis

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cóicthiges, apparently a compound of cóic (five) and deich (ten); compare Welsh pythefnos (fortnight, literally fifteen nights).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coicís f (genitive singular coicíse, nominative plural coicísí or coicíseacha)

  1. fortnight
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 146:
      tā šē imī lē kaikīš.
      conventional orthography:
      Tá sé imithe le coicís.
      He’s been gone for a fortnight.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 146:
      ȷ imə šē kaikīš ō hin.
      conventional orthography:
      D’imigh sé coicís ó shin.
      He left a fortnight ago.
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      Do bhí coighcíos acu i dteannta a chéile go cómpórdach, ach aon tráthnóna amháin ghaibh an captaen amach, agus Máire le n-a chois.
      They had a fortnight together comfortably, but one evening the captain went out, and Mary along with him.

DeclensionEdit

Alternative plural: coicíseacha

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coicís choicís gcoicís
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval (1938), Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 189.
  2. ^ Mícheál Ó Siadhail, Learning Irish, 35

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