coicís

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cóicthiges, apparently a compound of cóic ‎(five) and deich ‎(ten).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Munster) IPA(key): /kəiˈkiːsˠ/ (as if spelled caghcaíos)
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈkəikiːʃ/ (as if spelled caghcaois)
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈkəiciːʃ/[1] (as if spelled caighcís)
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈkʌkəʃ/ (as if spelled cocais)

Noun[edit]

coicís f ‎(genitive singular coicíse, nominative plural coicísí)

  1. fortnight
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 146:
      tā šē imī lē kaikīš.
      conventional orthography: Tá sé imithe le coicís.
      He’s been gone for a fortnight.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 146:
      ȷ imə šē kaikīš ō hin.
      conventional orthography: D’imigh sé coicís ó shin.
      He left a fortnight ago.

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coicís choicís gcoicís
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mícheál Ó Siadhail, Learning Irish, 35