dó dhéag

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

dhéag

  1. twelve
    a haon déag, a dó dhéag, a trí déag‎ ― eleven, twelve, thirteen
    bus a dó dhéag‎ ― bus number 12
    a dó dhéag a chlog‎ ― twelve o’clock

Usage notes[edit]

This term is used independently, not directly modifying a noun. It is always preceded by the particle a.

"Twelve" directly modifying a noun is indicated by dhá before the noun (and triggering lenition on it) and déag after it.

  • dhá bhus déag‎ ― twelve buses

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dó dhéag dhó dhéag ndó dhéag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.