Taoiseach

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Irish Taoiseach (chief”, “leader”, “Taoiseach).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Taoiseach

  1. Head of the Irish government, comparable to a UK or Australian Prime Minister.
  2. Title of the person holding that office.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a title the word should always be capitalised.
  • When describing the political position, the word is sometimes capitalised but lower case is typically used.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish toísech (leader), from Primitive Irish ᚈᚑᚃᚔᚄᚐᚉᚓ (tovisaci) (genitive), from Proto-Celtic *towissākos (leader) (compare Welsh tywysog (prince)), from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or Proto-Indo-European *weid- (know, see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Taoiseach m (genitive Taoisigh, plural Taoisigh)

  1. Head of the Irish government, comparable to a UK or Australian Prime Minister.
  2. Title of the person holding that office.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Taoiseach Thaoiseach dTaoiseach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.