taigh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish taige (compare Manx thie), a form of Old Irish tech, teg (compare modern Irish teach, tigh), from Proto-Celtic *tegos, from Proto-Indo-European *tegos (cover, roof).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

taigh m (genitive singular taighe, plural taighean)

  1. house, dwelling
    Tha Seumas anns an taigh.James is in the house.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used in compounds.
  • Also used in the expression aig an taigh with the meaning at home:
    An robh i aig an taigh a h-uile latha?Was she at home all day?

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • taigh” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “tech, teg”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language