- Only used about persons (cf numerical noun).
- Following noun is in the genitive:
- naoinear bhalach - nine boys
- Alternatively, de and the dative are used:
- naoinear de bhalaich - nine boys
- Prepositional pronouns used are those formed from de and aig
- an naoinear dhiubh / aca - the nine of them
- Also used on its own:
- Bha naoinear ann. - There were nine.
- naoi - nine (general numeral)