-igh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -igid (whence also Scottish Gaelic -ich), originally a denominative verb formative, from Proto-Celtic *-sagyeti; compare Welsh -hau.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-igh

  1. Suffix used to form verbs from nouns; semi-productive in modern Irish.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Affixed verbs ending in -igh form a sizeable number of second-conjugation verbs. Many monosyllabic verbs in Irish (which historically are not from affixes), however, are of the first conjugation.
    First-conjugation verbs (which are not a result of affixation):
    léigh (read)
    ligh (lick)
    nigh (wash)
    dóigh (burn)
    suigh (sit) (originally suidh)
    súigh (suck)

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