duais

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

duais f (genitive duaise, nominative plural duaiseanna)

  1. a prize (honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; that which may be won by chance)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old Irish ·dúadus (I ate), prototonic form of the perfect tense of ithid.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

duais

  1. (parts of Munster) second-person singular past indicative of ith
Usage notes[edit]

The standard form is d’ith or d’ithis.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
duais dhuais nduais
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 duass

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

duais f (genitive duais, plural duaisean)

  1. reward, prize
  2. wages, fees, pay
    • a' toirt duais seachad, giving wages
    • duais an uilc, the wages of sin
  3. bribe
  4. gains
  5. premium, present

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)