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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fichead m

  1. genitive singular of fiche

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fichead fhichead bhfichead
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish fichet (compare Manx feed), genitive singular of fiche (twenty), from Proto-Celtic *wikantī (compare Welsh ugain), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥t (compare Latin vīgintī), from *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti (two-ten).

NumeralEdit

fichead

  1. (cardinal) twenty

Usage notesEdit

  • The following noun is in the singular:
    fichead leabhartwenty books
  • In the older, vigesimal system of counting in Scottish Gaelic, the numerals 40, 60, 80, 120, 140, 160 and 180 are denoted as multiples of 20, hence:
    fhichead leabharforty books (literally, “two [times] twenty books”)
    seachd fichead leabhar140 books (literally, “seven [times] twenty books”)

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

fichead m

  1. twenty, score

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fichead fhichead
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • fiche” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.