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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thiggen, from Old English þiċġan (to take, receive, accept; ingest; eat or drink, consume, partake of), from Proto-Germanic *þigjaną (to accept, receive, beg), from Proto-Indo-European *tek-, *teḱ- (to receive). Cognate with Middle High German digen (to beg, implore, beseech), Swedish tigga (to beg, mooch), Icelandic þiggja (to get, receive, accept), Welsh teg (fair, beautiful, cute).

VerbEdit

thig (third-person singular simple present thigs, present participle thigging, simple past and past participle thigged)

  1. (transitive) To beseech; supplicate; implore.
  2. (transitive) To solicit, usually by begging; ask as alms; beg.
  3. (intransitive) To make supplication.
  4. (intransitive) To profit by or live on the gifts of others.
  5. (intransitive) To take alms.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, Scotland) To crave; seek (a favour).

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thig

  1. Lenited form of tig.

Verb 1Edit

thig

  1. Cois Fharraige form of thuig

Verb 2Edit

thig

  1. (nonstandard) present indicative of tar

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tig thig dtig
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "thig" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “thig” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “thig” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thig

  1. Lenited form of tig.

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tig thig tig
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ·ticc, prototonic form of do·icc (comes).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

thig (past thàinig, future thig, verbal noun tighinn, past participle tigte)

  1. come
    Thiginn a steach a rithist ged a chuirteadh a mach mi.
    I would come in again though I were put out.

Usage notesEdit

ConjugationEdit

Participles
Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' tighinn --
Past thàinig --
Future thig --
Conditional thigeadh --

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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