See also: dòigh

Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Irish dóïd, from Proto-Celtic *dauyeti. Cognate with Scottish Gaelic dòth, Manx daah (to singe, scorch), Welsh deifio, Breton deviñ, and Cornish dewi.

Verb edit

dóigh (present analytic dónn, future analytic dófaidh, verbal noun , past participle dóite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. burn, singe; sear, scorch
  2. (games) put out
Conjugation edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Irish doich (likely, probably, adjective).

Noun edit

dóigh f (genitive singular dóighe)

  1. hope, expectation; trust, confidence
  2. source of expectation; likely subject, mark
  3. likelihood; supposition, certainty, opinion
  4. (used adjectivally with copula, comparative dóiche, dóichí) likely, probable
Declension edit
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Etymology 3 edit

From Old Irish dáig (way, manner).

Noun edit

dóigh f (genitive singular dóighe, nominative plural dóigheanna)

  1. way, manner (used primarily in fixed phrases, see Derived terms)
    ar an dóigh sinin that way
  2. state, condition; situation, circumstances
    Cad é an dóigh atá ort?
    How is your situation?
  3. means, opportunity
Declension edit
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Etymology 4 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Conjunction edit


  1. (literary) for, since, because

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dóigh dhóigh ndóigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit