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From Middle Irish éirgid (compare Scottish Gaelic èirich, Manx irree), a later form of Old Irish at·reig (rise), from Proto-Celtic *regeti (to stretch, straighten), form Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten).


  • (Munster) IPA(key): /ˈəiɾʲɪɟ/ (as if spelled eighrigh)
  • (Connacht) IPA(key): /ˈəiɾʲiː/, /ˈəiɾʲə/ (as if spelled eighrigh)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈiːɾʲi/ (as if spelled írigh)
  • (Meath, before extinction of original dialect) IPA(key): /ˈiːɾʲiː/ (as if spelled írigh)


éirigh (present analytic éiríonn, future analytic éireoidh, verbal noun éirí, past participle éirithe)

  1. to rise
    Luigh leis an uan, agus éirigh leis an éan.
    Lie with the lamb, and rise with the bird.
  2. to get up
    Tá sé ag éirí.
    He’s getting up (out of bed).
  3. to get (become)
    Tá sé ag éirí deireanach.
    It’s getting late.


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
éirigh n-éirigh héirigh not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • "éirigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • éirgid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.