ceist

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ceist, from Latin quaestiō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceist f (genitive ceiste, nominative plural ceisteanna)

  1. question

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • croscheist (cross-question)
  • focheist (minor, subordinate question; odd, occasional inquiry)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceist cheist gceist
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 ceist, from Latin quaestiō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceist f (genitive ceiste, plural ceistean)

  1. question
    Bu toigh leam beagan cheistean a chur air an duine sin. - I would like to ask that man a few questions.
    Cha robh ceist air a chur air. - No question had been put to him.
  2. problem, dispute, controversy
    tha, gun cheist - yes, indeed, undoubtedly
  3. darling
    tha, a cheist - yes, darling
  4. regard
  5. anxiety
  6. puzzle

Derived terms[edit]