dóigh

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish dóïd, from Proto-Celtic *dawiō. Cognate with Scottish Gaelic dòth, Welsh deifio, Breton deviñ, and Cornish dewi.

Verb[edit]

dóigh (present analytic dónn, future analytic dófaidh, verbal noun , past participle dóite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. burn, singe; sear, scorch
  2. (games) put out
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish doich (likely, probably, adjective).

Noun[edit]

dóigh f (genitive singular dóighe)

  1. hope, expectation; trust, confidence
  2. source of expectation; likely subject, mark
  3. likelihood; supposition, certainty, opinion
  4. (used adjectivally with copula, comparative dóiche, dóichí) likely, probable
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish dáig (way, manner).

Noun[edit]

dóigh f (genitive singular dóighe, nominative plural dóigheanna)

    1. way, manner (used primarily in fixed phrases, see Derived terms)
      ar an dóigh sinin that way
    2. state, condition; situation, circumstances
      Cad é an dóigh atá ort?
      How is your situation?
  1. means, opportunity
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

dóigh

  1. (literary) for, since, because

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dóigh dhóigh ndóigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "dóigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • dóïd” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • doich” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.