ocht déag

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Irish cardinal numbers
 <  17 18 19  > 
    Cardinal : ocht déag
    Ordinal : ochtú déag
    Personal : ochtar déag



ocht déag

  1. eighteen
    ocht bpunt déageighteen pounds

Usage notes[edit]

When used to modify a noun, ocht triggers eclipsis of a following noun, which is in the genitive plural; déag follows the noun.

The form aon deich a hocht was prescribed by Peadar Ua Laoghaire in the 1920s, but it is unclear whether it has ever been used by native speakers.


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