ceist

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ceist, from Latin quaestiō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceist f (genitive singular ceiste, nominative plural ceisteanna)

  1. question (+ ar (for))
    ceist agam ort.
    I have a question for you.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceist cheist gceist
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ceist, from Latin quaestiō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceist f (genitive singular ceiste, plural ceistean)

  1. question
    Bu toigh leam beagan cheistean a chur air an duine sin.I would like to ask that man a few questions.
    Cha robh ceist air a chur air.No question had been put to him.
  2. problem, dispute, controversy
    tha, gun cheistyes, indeed, undoubtedly
  3. darling
    tha, a cheistyes, darling
  4. regard
  5. anxiety
  6. puzzle

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • ceist” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.