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See also: geag


Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish géc (compare Scottish Gaelic geug).



géag f (genitive singular géige, nominative plural géaga)

  1. branch, bough, limb (of a tree)
    Synonym: craobh
  2. limb (major appendage of human or animal)
  3. ray (of a starfish)
  4. tress (of hair)
  5. (genealogy) genealogical branch; offshoot, offspring; scion, (young) person
  6. image of girl (made for festival)


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
géag ghéag ngéag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "géag" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • géc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “géag” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 354.
  • Entries containing “géag” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “géag” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.