dúchas

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See also: duchas and duchás

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dúthchas (compare Scottish Gaelic dùthchas, Manx dooghys).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠuːxəsˠ/

Noun[edit]

dúchas m ‎(genitive singular dúchais)

  1. hereditary right or claim; birthright, heritage; ancestral estate, patrimony
  2. native place or country, ancestral home; traditional connexion
  3. kindred affection, natural affinity
  4. heredity, innate quality, natural bent
  5. natural, wild, state; wildness, madness

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • dúchasach m(hereditary proprietor; hereditary head (of community); hereditary follower; native, inhabitant)
  • dúchasach(hereditary, ancestral; inherited, inherent; innate, instinctive; native, indigenous; inheritable, adj)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dúchas dhúchas ndúchas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • dúthchas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “dúṫċas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "dúchas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.