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See also: sùigh and súigh


Alternative forms[edit]


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suigh ‎(present analytic suíonn, future analytic suífidh, verbal noun suí, past participle suite) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. sit
    1. remain up
  2. set, let, rent
  3. seat; place, locate; settle, arrange; fix, establish
  4. (with ar) affirm against; persuade


Usage notes[edit]

The progressive aspect of this verb is formed not with ag + verbal noun, as usual in Irish, but with i + possessive determiner (agreeing with the subject) + verbal noun. For example:

  • tá mé i mo shuí‎ ― I am (currently) sitting (down)
  • an bhfuil tú i do shuí?‎ ― are you sg sitting (down)?
  • bíonn sé ina shuí‎ ― he is (habitually) sitting (down)
  • bhíodh sí ina suí‎ ― she used to be sitting (down)
  • bhíomar inár suí‎ ― we were sitting (down)
  • beidh sibh in bhur suí‎ ― you pl will be sitting (down)
  • bheidís ina suí‎ ― they would be sitting (down)


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
suigh shuigh
after "an", tsuigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.