ordóg

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See also: ördög

Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Irish ordu (thumb, big toe) +‎ -óg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ordóg f (genitive singular ordóige, nominative plural ordóga)

  1. (anatomy) thumb; big toe
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 12:
      tā ə h-aurdōg bŕišcə.
      conventional orthography: Tá a hordóg briste.
      Her thumb is broken.
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 12:
      tā alt ə h-aurdōǵ ĺūntə.
      conventional orthography: Tá alt a hordóige leonta.
      Her thumb joint is sprained.
  2. claw, pincers (of a crustacean)
  3. bit, piece, fragment

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Related terms[edit]

  • méar f or m (digit; finger, toe; leg (of crustaceans, mollusks, etc.))

Mutation[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 16