dhà

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *dwaw, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

a dhà

  1. (cardinal) two

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used when free-standing (counting, telling a row of numerals etc.), otherwise is used.
    Fòn a h-aon, a h-aon, a dhà!‎ ― Phone one-one-two!
    Tha chàr aige.‎ ― He has two cars.
    Tha a dhà aice cuideachd.‎ ― She has two as well.

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • ” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.