deagh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish deg-/dag-, from Proto-Celtic *dagos (compare Welsh da), from Latin decus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

deagh

  1. good, excellent, worthy
    • deagh bheus, good conduct
    • deagh ghean, goodwill
    • deagh ainm, good name
    • dhegh mheann, two good kids
    • deagh dhuine, a good man

Usage notes[edit]

deagh always stands before the noun it qualifies. It aspirates the noun.

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)