cuid

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Insular Celtic *kwezdi- (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton péz (piece)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuid f (genitive coda, nominative plural codanna)

  1. part
  2. portion
  3. used with non-inalienable mass nouns and plural count nouns as a kind of measure word after a possessive pronoun or before a genitive
    mo chuid leabhar — my books (lit. "my portion of books")
    mo chuid ceoil — my music (lit. "my portion of music")
    mo chuid grianghraf — my pictures (lit. "my portion of pictures")
    mo chuid físeán — my videos (lit. "my portion of videos")
    cuid éadaigh Sheáin — Seán's clothing (lit. "Seán's portion of clothing")

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The measure-word meaning of cuid is not used with inalienable nouns like relatives and body parts (leg, hand etc.):

  • deartháireacha an bhuachalla – The boy's brothers (not *cuid deartháireacha an bhuachalla)
  • mo chos — my leg (not *mo chuid coise)

However, cuid may used with hair, teeth etc.

  • mo chuid gruaige — my hair
  • mo chuid fiacla — my teeth

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuid chuid gcuid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Provençal[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cuid

  1. present first-person singular form of cuidar

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Insular Celtic *kwezdi- (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton péz (piece)).

Noun[edit]

cuid f (genitive codach, plural codaichean)

  1. part, portion, share, ingredient

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes used where English uses pronoun:
    cuid dhiubh - some of them (literally "part of them")
    a' chuid eile - the others (literally "the other part")

Derived terms[edit]