sceith

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sceith, verbal noun of sceïd, from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeyd-, *skeyt- (to vomit, retch, shit, literally to shed). The verb sceith is derived from the noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sceith f (genitive singular sceithe, nominative plural sceitheanna)

  1. vomit
  2. spawning, spawn
  3. overflow
  4. discharge, eruption
  5. spreading
  6. disintegration

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

sceith (present analytic sceitheann, future analytic sceithfidh, verbal noun sceitheadh, past participle sceite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. spew, vomit
  2. spawn
  3. overflow
  4. pour forth, discharge, erupt
  5. give away, divulge
  6. spread, disseminate
  7. burst forth (into bud, bloom)
  8. burst open, explode
  9. crumble, disintegrate
  10. peel off, scale
  11. fray, rip, unravel
  12. (of iceberg, etc.) calve

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • sceith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "sceith" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “sceith” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “sceith” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sceith f

  1. verbal noun of sceïd

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • sceith” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.