cuspair

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish cuspóir m (target, purpose, aim, object) (compare Irish cuspóir), from Latin cuspis f (point, tip).

Noun[edit]

cuspair m (genitive singular cuspair, plural cuspairean)

  1. subject, topic
  2. subject (at school)
  3. (grammar) object
  4. (dated) object (of emotion)

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cuspair chuspair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[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
  • cuspóir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.