i gceann

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

i gceann (plus genitive, triggers no mutation)

  1. in (after a period of time), after (at the end of a period of time)
    • 1906, “Eóin Ua Míodhchán agus an Sionnach”[1]:
      I gceann tamaill thainic sé as teach giota beag eile.
      After a while he came another little bit out of the house.
    • 1938, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”[2]:
      I gceann cúpla oidhche do bhí sí ag faire go dian nó go dtí go bhfuair sí Máire Bhán i n-a codladh agus d’éaluigh sí go socair agus do shleamhnuigh an fáinne amach dá méir, agus do chuir i dtaisce é.
      After a few nights, she watched carefully until she found Máire Bhán sleeping, and she slipped in quietly and stole the ring off her finger, and hid it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906), A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 215.
  2. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval (1938), Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 195.

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