cósta

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See also: costa and costà

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle English [Term?] and Anglo-Norman coste, from Latin costa (edge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cósta m (genitive singular cósta, nominative plural cóstaí)

  1. coast
    Tháinig cabhlach na banríona ar chóstaí na hÉireann.
    The queen's navy arrived at the Irish coasts.
    cósta garbh sna Rosa.
    The coast of the Rosses is rough (lit. There is a rough coast in the Rosses).
  2. outermost fringe
    cóstaí na cruinnethe outermost fringes of the world

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Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cósta chósta gcósta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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