- Only used about persons (cf numerical noun).
- Following noun is in the genitive:
- còignear bhalach - five boys
- Alternatively, de and the dative are used:
- còignear de bhalaich - five boys
- Prepositional pronouns used are those formed from de and aig
- an t-còignear dhiubh / aca - the five of them
- Also used on its own:
- Bha còignear ann. - There were five.