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easpag

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Metathesized from earlier eascob, from Old Irish epscop, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos, overseer). Cognate with Manx aspick and Scottish Gaelic easbaig.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

easpag m (genitive singular easpaig, nominative plural easpaig)

  1. (Christianity, chess) bishop
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 30:
      ə givnīn̄ tū ḱē n sōŕc l̄ā vī ān̄, ən uər ȷeŕnəx ə hāniǵ ə c-æspəg? kivnīm.
      conventional orthography:
      An gcuimhníonn tú cén sórt lá a bhí ann an uair deireanach a tháinig an t-easpag? Cuimhním.
      Do you remember what kind of day it was the last the bishop came? I do.

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Irish · fir fichille (layout · text)
           
banríon caiseal easpag ridire ceithearnach, fichillín

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
easpag n-easpag heaspag t-easpag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 30.
  2. ^ Ó Searcaigh, Séamus (1925), Foghraidheacht Ghaedhilge an Tuaiscirt, Belfast: Brún agus Ó Nualláin [Browne and Nolan], § 2.

Further readingEdit

  • 1 epscop” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “easpog” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "easpag" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “easpag” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “easpag” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.