Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish tiug[2] (compare Scottish Gaelic tiugh, Manx çhiu), from Proto-Celtic *tegus, from Proto-Indo-European *tégus.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

tiubh (genitive singular masculine tiubh, genitive singular feminine tibhe, plural tiubha, comparative tibhe or tiúcha)

  1. thick, dense, closely set
  2. fast

Declension edit

  • Alternative comparative form: tiúcha (Cois Fharraige)

Noun edit

tiubh m (genitive singular tiubh)

  1. thick part; press, throng

Declension edit

Verb edit


  1. Alternative form of tiubhaigh (thicken; concentrate)

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tiubh thiubh dtiubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904) “tiuġ”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 737
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “2 tiug”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  3. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 17
  4. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 246
  5. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 19

Further reading edit