cúig déag

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Irish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : cúig déag
    Ordinal : cúigiú déag
    Personal : cúigear déag



cúig déag

  1. fifteen
    cúig mhéadar déagfifteen meters

Usage notes[edit]

When used to modify a noun, cúig triggers lenition of a following consonant-initial noun in the singular, but not one in the plural; déag follows the noun.

The form aon deich a cúig was prescribed by Peadar Ua Laoghaire in the 1920s, but it is unclear whether it has ever been used by native speakers.


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cúig déag chúig déag gcúig déag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.