cúig

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cóic, from Proto-Celtic *kʷinkʷe, from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cúig

  1. five

Usage notes[edit]

Triggers lenition of a following consonant-initial noun in the singular, but not one in the plural.

  • cúig phunt ― five pounds
  • cúig bliana ― five years

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cúig chúig gcúig
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.