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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton pezh (piece)). Doublet of píosa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuid f (genitive singular coda, nominative plural codanna)

  1. part
  2. portion
  3. used with non-inalienable mass nouns and plural count nouns as a kind of measure word after a possessive pronoun or before a genitive
    mo chuid leabharmy books (lit. ‘my portion of books’)
    do chuid ceoilyour music (lit. ‘your portion of music’)
    a cuid grianghrafher pictures (lit. ‘her portion of pictures’)
    ár gcuid físeánour videos (lit. ‘our portion of videos’)
    cuid éadaigh SheáinSeán’s clothing (lit. ‘Seán’s portion of clothing’)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The measure-word meaning of cuid is not used with inalienable nouns like relatives and body parts (leg, hand etc.):

  • deartháireacha an bhuachallathe boy’s brothers
    (not *cuid deartháireacha an bhuachalla)
  • mo chosamy legs
    (not *mo chuid cosa)

However, cuid may used with hair, teeth etc.

  • do chuid gruaigeyour hair
  • a chuid fiaclahis teeth

Derived termsEdit

  • anchuid (excessive amount)
  • mórchuid (large amount, large number; greater amount, greater number)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuid chuid gcuid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old ProvençalEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cuid

  1. first-person singular present of cuidar

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton pezh (piece)). Doublet of pìos.

NounEdit

cuid f (genitive singular codach, plural codaichean)

  1. part, portion, share, ingredient

Usage notesEdit

  • Sometimes used where English uses pronoun:
    cuid dhiubhsome of them (literally "part of them")
    a’ chuid eilethe others (literally "the other part")

Derived termsEdit