coinnigh

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish con·gaib.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈkɪn̠ʲə/

VerbEdit

coinnigh ‎(present analytic coinníonn, future analytic coinneoidh, verbal noun coinneáil, past participle coinnithe)

  1. (transitive) keep, maintain
  2. (transitive) retain, hold
  3. (transitive) store
  4. (transitive) detain
  5. (transitive) remain in (on)
  6. (transitive) observe
  7. (transitive, with various prepositions and adverbs)
    1. (with ar) keep at
    2. (with ó) refrain from
    3. (with amach ó) keep away from
    4. (with síos, suas) keep down, up
    5. (with suas le) keep up with
    6. (with amuigh) keep out
    7. (with istigh) keep in
    8. (with siar) keep back, withhold
    9. (with le) catch, meet up with

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coinnigh choinnigh gcoinnigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • con·gaib” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “congḃaim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "coinnigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
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