thig

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thiggen, from Old English þicgan (to take, receive, accept; ingest; eat or drink, consume, partake of), from Proto-Germanic *þigjaną (to accept, receive, beg), from Proto-Indo-European *tek-, *teḱ- (to receive). Cognate with Middle High German digen (to beg, implore, beseech), Swedish tigga (to beg, mooch), Icelandic þiggja (to get, receive, accept), Welsh teg (fair, beautiful, cute).

Verb[edit]

thig (third-person singular simple present thigs, present participle thigging, simple past and past participle thigged)

  1. (transitive) To beseech; supplicate; implore.
  2. (transitive) To solicit, usually by begging; ask as alms; beg.
  3. (intransitive) To make supplication.
  4. (intransitive) To profit by or live on the gifts of others.
  5. (intransitive) To take alms.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, Scotland) To crave; seek (a favour).

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Irish[edit]

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Verb[edit]

thig

  1. (Cois Fharraige) alternative form of thuig

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ·ticc, prototonic form of do·icc (comes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [hiɡ̊ʲ], /hikʲ/

Verb[edit]

thig (past thàinig, future thig, verbal noun tighinn, past participle tigte)

  1. to come
    Thiginn a steach a rithist ged a chuirteadh a mach mi.
    I would come in again though I were put out.

Conjugation[edit]

Participles
Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' tighinn --
Past thàinig --
Future thig --
Conditional thigeadh --

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