aig

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Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·aig

  1. third-person singular present indicative conjunct of aigid

Verb[edit]

aig

  1. second-person singular imperative of aigid

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
aig unchanged n-aig
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish oc

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

aig

  1. At, by, near, close by.
    Tha am balach na laighe aig an taigh. - The boy is lying at the house.
    A bheil iad aig an taigh? - Are they at home?
  2. In somebody's possession.
    Bha dithis mhac aig an duine. - The man had two sons.
  3. On account of.
    aig meud aigheir - on account of his excessive joy

Usage notes[edit]

  • Scottish Gaelic doesn't have a verb equivalent to English have: possession is expressed using the preposition aig.
    Tha càr ùr aig an teaghlach. - The family has a new car. (literally A new car is at the family.)
  • Aig combines with personal pronouns to form prepositional pronouns. See Derived forms below.
  • The word aig and its derivates are also often used to express possession attributively instead of possessive pronouns:
    mo thaigh = an taigh agam = my house (literally the house at me)

Derived terms[edit]

  • ag
  • a'
  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Person Number Prepositional pronoun Prepositional pronoun (emphatic)
Singular 1st agam agamsa
2nd agad agadsa
3rd m aige aigesan
3rd f aice aicese
Plural 1st againn againne
2nd agaibh agaibhse
3rd aca acasan

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Grant, John (1925), Edinburgh, compiled by Malcolm MacLennan

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aika.

Noun[edit]

aig

  1. time

Võro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aika.

Noun[edit]

aig (genitive ao, partitive aigo)

  1. time
  2. (grammar) tense

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]