deichniúr

IrishEdit

 
deichniúr

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish dechnebor, dechneabur, from Old Irish dechenbor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

deichniúr m (genitive singular deichniúir, nominative plural deichniúir) (triggers no mutation)

  1. a group of ten people
    Cailleadh deichniúr saighdiúirí sa chath.Ten soldiers died in the battle.
  2. decade (series of ten Hail Marys in the Rosary)

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally used with the genitive plural when referring to human beings; also sometimes used with other nouns, especially if the things they denote are being personified.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • deich (ten) (non-personal)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deichniúr dheichniúr ndeichniúr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 22