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Scottish Gaelic[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).



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]


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ↑ISBN
  • tech, teg” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.