ceathair déag

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Irish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : ceathair déag
    Ordinal : ceathrú déag
    Personal : ceathrar déag
    Attributive : ceithre...déag



ceathair déag

  1. fourteen
    a trí déag, a ceathair déag, a cúig déagthirteen, fourteen, fifteen
    bus a ceathair dhéagbus number 14
    bus deich a ceathairbus number 14

Usage notes[edit]

This term is used independently, not directly modifying a noun. It is always preceded by the particle a.

"Fourteen" directly modifying a noun is indicated by cheithre before the noun (and triggering lenition on it) and déag after it.

  • ceithre bhus déagfourteen buses
  • deich a ceithre bhusfourteen buses

The form aon deich a ceathair 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
ceathair déag cheathair déag gceathair déag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.