dhá

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See also: dha, DHA, and dhà

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

dhá (triggers lenition of a following consonant)

  1. two
    dhá charr aige
    He has two cars.
    an dhá chailín‎ ― the two girls
    an dhá dóibh‎ ― the two of them
    Bheadh sé níos fearr dá bhféadfadh an dhá rud ag deighilt.
    It would be better if the two things could be separated.
Usage notes[edit]

Used before a noun; is used when free-standing (counting, telling a row of numerals etc). The following noun is in the singular nominative, lenited. The definite article, if used, is in the singular form. If followed by a pronoun, the pronoun is in the plural.

Etymology 2[edit]

Lenited form of .

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dhá

  1. Alternative form of

Contraction[edit]

dhá

  1. Alternative form of

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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