See also: sùigh and súigh

Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish suidid, on the one hand addaptation of Old Irish saidid (to sit), on the other hand a replacement for suidigidir (to set). Old Irish saidid is from Proto-Celtic *sedeti, from Proto-Indo-European *sed-.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

suigh (present analytic suíonn, future analytic suífidh, verbal noun suí, past participle suite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. sit
    1. remain up
  2. set, let, rent
  3. seat; place, locate; settle, arrange; fix, establish
  4. (with ar) affirm against; persuade

Usage notes edit

The progressive aspect of this verb is formed not with ag + verbal noun, as usual in Irish, but with i + possessive determiner (agreeing with the subject) + verbal noun. For example:

  • tá mé i mo shuíI am (currently) sitting (down)
  • an bhfuil tú i do shuí?are you sg sitting (down)?
  • bíonn sé ina shuíhe is (habitually) sitting (down)
  • bhíodh sí ina suíshe used to be sitting (down)
  • bhíomar inár suíwe were sitting (down)
  • beidh sibh in bhur suíyou pl will be sitting (down)
  • bheidís ina suíthey would be sitting (down)

Conjugation edit

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
suigh shuigh
after an, tsuigh
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit