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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish toimsid, denominal verb from tomus (weighing, measure), from Proto-Celtic *to- + *messus (measurement, judgement), from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure).

VerbEdit

tomhais (present analytic tomhaiseann, future analytic tomhaisfidh, verbal noun tomhas, past participle tomhaiste)

  1. to measure, weigh
  2. to estimate, guess
ConjugationEdit

Alternative verbal noun: tomhais

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

tomhais m

  1. genitive singular of tomhas

NounEdit

tomhais m (genitive singular tomhais)

  1. Cois Fharraige form of tomhas

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tomhais thomhais dtomhais
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 294.
  2. ^ Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1975, The Irish of Cois Fhairrge, Co. Galway: A Phonetic Study, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 42.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish toimsid, denominal verb from tomus (weighing, measure), from Proto-Celtic *to- + *messus (measurement, judgement), from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure).

VerbEdit

tomhais (past thomhais, future tomhaisidh, verbal noun tomhas, past participle tomhaiste)

  1. measure, gauge, weigh
  2. survey (land, etc.)
  3. calculate, compute (distance, speed, etc.)
  4. guess

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

tomhais m

  1. genitive singular of tomhas

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit