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dóthain f (genitive dóthain)

  1. enough, sufficiency
    Tá mo dhóthain agam.
    I have enough.
    An bhfuil do dhóthain bainne ann?
    Is there enough milk for you?

Usage notes[edit]

In certain idiomatic expressions, this noun can be modified by a number, but this number is not to be taken literally:

  • Tá a dhá dhóthain le déanamh aige.
    He has his hands full (literally, He has two sufficiencies to do).
  • Tá a seacht ndóthain le rá acu.
    They talk far too much (literally, They have seven sufficiencies to say).


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dóthain dhóthain ndóthain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.