tòisich

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tosaigid (begins).

Verb[edit]

tòisich (past thòisich, future tòisichidh, verbal noun tòiseachadh, past participle tòisichte)

  1. begin, originate, commence, inaugurate, lead off

Usage notes[edit]

  • Followed by air, ri, or a' + verbal noun:
    Thòisich e air brudhinn. / Thòisich e ri bruidhinn. / Thòisich e a' bruidhinn. ― He began to speak.
    Thòisich e air an obair aige. ― He began his work.
    Thòsich e air an geata a dhùnadh. ― He began closing the gate.
    Tha am facal "call" a' tòiseachadh ri C. ― The word "call" begins with a C.

Conjugation[edit]

Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' tòiseachadh --
Past thòisich thòisicheadh
Future tòisichidh tòisichear
Conditional thòisicheadh thòisichteadh

Related terms[edit]