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From Old Irish ord(d)aigid(ir) ‎(orders, ordains, institutes; appoints (to an office); assigns, allots (something to someone); orders, commands), from ord(d) ‎(order, sequence; arrangement, state, way, course, procedure; degree, rank; dignity, honour; functions, duty, task; rule, regulation, ordinance, institution; ritual, office; clerical ordination, holy orders), a learned loan-word from Latin ōrdō.


ordaigh ‎(present analytic ordaíonn, future analytic ordóidh, verbal noun ordú, past participle ordaithe)

  1. (transitive) order
    1. command, prescribe
    2. ask to be supplied
    3. ordain
    4. recommend
    5. (literary) put in order
      Proverb: D'ordaigh Dia cúnamh.‎ ― God helps those who help themselves.
  2. (transitive, literary) institute, found


Derived terms[edit]

  • fo-ordaigh ‎(subordinate, transitive verb)


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