tuath

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish túath.

Noun[edit]

tuath (plural tuatha)

  1. (historical) A tribe or group of people in Ireland, having a loose voluntary system of governance entered into through contracts by all members.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 331:
      There was nothing fixed or enduring about many tuatha, and reflecting the itinerant character of much of Irish society, the Church developed the peculiar phenomenon of roving ecclesiastic families [...].

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish túath, from Proto-Celtic *toutā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuath f (genitive tuaithe, nominative plural tuatha)

  1. country (rural area)
  2. countryside
  3. rural districts

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tuath thuath dtuath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish túath, from Proto-Celtic *toutā, from *teutā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂.

Noun[edit]

tuath f (genitive tuatha, plural tuathan)

  1. country people, folk
  2. countryside
  3. laity
  4. peasantry
  5. tenantry
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tuath f

  1. north
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Adjective[edit]

tuath

  1. northern, north