rìgh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish , from Proto-Celtic *rīxs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rḗǵs(ruler, king).

Noun[edit]

rìgh m ‎(genitive rìgh, plural rìghrean)

  1. (nobility, chess) king
    Bha Coinneach mac Ailpein na chiad rìgh na h-Alba.
    Kenneth MacAlpin was the first king of Scotland.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Scottish Gaelic · fir-tàileisg (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
rìgh banrigh tùr easbaig ridire pàn

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • ” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.