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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish ·aicci, prototonic form of ad·cí ‎(sees, notices, observes; perceives, discerns, realizes), from Proto-Celtic *ad-kʷis-o-, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷei- ‎(observe) or *kʷes-. The initial f- of the modern form (see also Irish feic, Manx faik) comes from the misinterpretation of aic- as lenited fhaic-.


faic ‎(past chunnaic, future chì, verbal noun faicinn, past participle faicte)

  1. see, look, behold
Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' faicinn --
Past chunnaic chunnacas
Future chì chìthear
Conditional chìtheadh chìteadh

Etymology 2[edit]

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faic f ‎(genitive singular faice, plural faicean)

  1. hiding place, den, hole
  2. sparkle
  3. pigsty
  4. badly-kept house


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