deireadh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish deired.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deireadh m (genitive deiridh, nominative plural deirí)

  1. end (of a period of time; a story; an item)
  2. finish
  3. conclusion
  4. stern (of a boat)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish at·beired (was saying it), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Past habitual, past subjunctive, and imperative analytic forms:

Past indicative autonomous form:

Verb[edit]

deireadh

  1. past habitual analytic of abair
  2. past subjunctive analytic of abair
  3. imperative analytic of abair
  4. past indicative autonomous of abair
Usage notes[edit]

Like all d-initial forms of abair, this term is immune to lenition and does not undergo eclipsis after the interrogative particle an.

  • Past habitual: Used with a noun or pronoun (in the standard language, , , muid, sibh, or their emphatic equivalents) as the subject.
  • Past subjunctive: Used with a noun or pronoun (in the standard language, , , muid, sibh, or their emphatic equivalents) as the subject.
  • Imperative: Used with a noun or pronoun (in the standard language, , , or their emphatic equivalents) as the subject.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deireadh dheireadh ndeireadh
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 deired.

Noun[edit]

deireadh m (genitive deiridh, plural deiridhean)

  1. end (of a period of time)
    Thèid mi ann a-rithist aig deireadh a' mhìosa. - I'll go there again at the end of the month.

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