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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).

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

thig

  1. (Cois Fharraige) Alternative form of thuig

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thig

  1. Lenited form of tig.

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

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

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