cuid

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton pezh (piece)). Doublet of píosa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuid f (genitive singular coda, nominative plural codanna or codacha or codcha)

  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 leabharmy books (lit. ‘my portion of books’)
    do chuid ceoilyour music (lit. ‘your portion of music’)
    a cuid grianghrafher pictures (lit. ‘her portion of pictures’)
    ár gcuid físeánour videos (lit. ‘our portion of videos’)
    cuid éadaigh SheáinSeán’s clothing (lit. ‘Seán’s portion of clothing’)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The measure-word meaning of cuid is not used with inalienable nouns like relatives and body parts (legs, hands, etc.):
    • deartháireacha an bhuachallathe boy’s brothers
      (not *cuid deartháireacha an bhuachalla)
    • mo chosamy legs
      (not *mo chuid cosa)
  • However, cuid may used with hair, teeth etc.
    • do chuid gruaigeyour hair
    • a chuid fiaclahis teeth

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • anchuid (excessive amount)
  • mórchuid (large amount, large number; greater amount, greater number)

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. first-person singular present of cuidar

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuit (part, portion, share), from Proto-Celtic *kʷesdis (compare Welsh peth (thing), Breton pezh (piece)). Doublet of pìos.

Noun[edit]

cuid f (genitive singular codach, plural codaichean)

  1. part, portion, share, ingredient

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes used where English uses pronoun:
    cuid dhiubhsome of them (literally "part of them")
    a’ chuid eilethe others (literally "the other part")

Derived terms[edit]