cúis

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See also: cuis and cùis

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish cúis, from Old Irish caus, cauis, from Latin causa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cúis f (genitive singular cúise, nominative plural cúiseanna)

  1. cause, reason, source
    Synonyms: bunúdar, fáth, údar
  2. (philosophy) cause
    Synonyms: cúisiú
  3. (law) case
  4. movement, cause

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cúis chúis gcúis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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