aig

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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:
Combining

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun (emphatic)

mi agam agamsa
tu agad agadsa
e aige aigesan
i aice aicese
sinn againn againne
sibh agaibh agaibhse
iad aca acasan

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied 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

  1. time