dó dhéag

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Irish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : dó dhéag
    Ordinal : dara déag, dóú déag
    Personal : dháréag
    Attributive : dhá/dá...déag




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

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form 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/dá before the noun (and triggering lenition of it) and déag after it.
  • dhá bhus déagtwelve buses

Related terms[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.