tosach

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tosach (beginning), from Proto-Celtic *towissākos, from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or *weyd- (know, see). Akin to taoiseach. Compare Scottish Gaelic toiseach/tòisich.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosach m (genitive tosaigh, plural tosaigh)

  1. beginning
  2. front
  3. front-end
  4. bow (of boat)
  5. face
  6. entrance
  7. entry
  8. (sports, Gaelic football, hurling) forward, striker

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • i dtosach (in the beginning, in the front)
  • urthosach (very beginning; forefront, van)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tosach thosach dtosach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "tosach" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tosaċ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "tosach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *towissākos, from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or *weyd- (know, see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosach n, m

  1. beginning

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tosach thosach tosach
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.