easpag

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Irish[edit]

easpag

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Metathesized from earlier eascob, from Old Irish epscop, from Latin episcopus, from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος ‎(epískopos, overseer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈæsˠpˠəɡ/; /ˈæsˠpˠoːɡ/ (influenced by the suffix -óg)

Noun[edit]

easpag m ‎(genitive singular easpaig, nominative plural easpaig)

  1. (Christianity, chess) bishop
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 30:
      ə givnīn̄ tū ḱē n sōŕc l̄ā vī ān̄, ən uər ȷeŕnəx ə hāniǵ ə c-æspəg? kivnīm.
      conventional orthography: An gcuimhníonn tú cén sórt lá a bhí ann an uair deireanach a tháinig an t-easpag? Cuimhním.
      Do you remember what kind of day it was the last the bishop came? I do.

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Irish · fir fichille (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
banríon caiseal easpag ridire ceithearnach, fichillín

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
easpag n-easpag heaspag t-easpag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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