See also: righ and rígh

Scottish GaelicEdit


From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs (ruler, king).


rìgh m (genitive rìgh, plural rìghrean)

  1. (nobility, chess) king
    Bha Coinneach mac Ailpein na chiad rìgh na h-Alba.
    Kenneth MacAlpin was the first king of Scotland.

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Chess pieces in Scottish Gaelic · fir-tàileisg (layout · text)
rìgh banrigh tùr easbaig ridire pàn


  • rìgh” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language