ceathair

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cethair, from Primitive Irish *qetwar, from Proto-Celtic *kʷetwares, from earlier Proto-Celtic *kʷetwr̥es, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ceathair

  1. four

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used independently, not with a noun that it modifies. It is always preceded by the particle a.

  • a ceathair, a cúig, a sé ― four, five, six
  • bus]] a ceathair ― bus number four
  • a ceathair a chlog ― four o’clock

Related terms[edit]

  • ceathrar (used to modify a noun referring to human beings)
  • ceithre (used to modify a noun not referring to human beings)

Derived terms[edit]