tacht

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tachtaid

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tacht (present analytic tachtann, future analytic tachtfaidh, verbal noun tachtadh, past participle tachta)

  1. (transitive) to choke, strangle

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The Irish verb is transitive; the intransitive English senses of choke, strangle must be translated using a passive or impersonal construction, such as Tá sé á thachtadh (He is choking), Tachtadh iad (They (were) strangled), or by making the thing on which the person choked the subject of the sentence, as Thacht cnámh í (She choked on a bone, literally A bone choked her).

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tacht thacht dtacht
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English taught, toȝt (tight, distended). Cognate with English taut.

Adjective[edit]

tacht

  1. Tight; tense; close; stretched out; tightened.
  2. (of persons) Strict; severe.

Derived terms[edit]