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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


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deichnear m (genitive singular deichneir, plural deichnearan)

  1. ten

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only used about persons (cf numerical noun).
  • Following noun is in the genitive:
    deichnear bhalachten boys
  • Alternatively, de and the dative are used:
    deichnear de bhalaichten boys
  • Prepositional pronouns used are those formed from de and aig
    deichnear dhiubh / acathe ten of them
  • Also used on its own:
    Bha deichnear ann.There were ten.

Related terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
deichnear dheichnear
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “deichnear”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN