- (Munster, Connacht) IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠoːhənʲ/
- (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠoːnʲ/
- (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɔːhənʲ/
dóthain f (genitive singular dóthain)
dóthain m (genitive singular dóthana)
- enough, sufficiency
Tá mo dhóthain agam.
- I have enough.
An bhfuil do dhóthain bainne ann?
- Is there enough milk for you?
This noun is generally modified by a possessive determiner indicating the person who the sufficiency is for: mo dhóthain (“enough for me”), do dhóthain (“enough for you”), a dóthain (“enough for her”), etc., even when the “for me” etc. is not expressed in English.
In certain idiomatic expressions, this noun can be modified by a number, but this number is not to be taken literally:
Tá a dhá dhóthain le déanamh aige.
- He has his hands full (literally, He has his two sufficiencies to do).
Tá a seacht ndóthain le rá acu.
- They talk far too much (literally, They have their seven sufficiencies to say).
- mórdhóthain (“more than enough”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.