tús

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See also: tus, TUS, tùs, tuš, tuş, tus', and -tus

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tús.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tús m (genitive singular túis, nominative plural túis)

  1. beginning
    1. commencement, start, origin
      Proverb:
      Tús maith leath na hoibre.Well begun is half done.
    2. first, early, part
  2. forward, leading, position; precedence
  3. pick, choice
  4. opening
  5. introduction
  6. forward position

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tús thús dtús
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "tús" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • tús” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tús” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *towissos, from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or *weyd- (know, see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tús m, f

  1. beginning
  2. forefront

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tús thús tús
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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