teanga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tengae, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt- (compare Welsh tafod), from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue, speech, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

teanga f (genitive singular teanga, nominative plural teangacha)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. language

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
teanga theanga dteanga
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "teanga" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • tengae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tengae, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāt-, from Proto-Indo-European *dn̥ǵʰwéh₂s (tongue, speech, language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

teanga f (genitive singular teangaidh, plural teangan)

  1. (anatomy) tongue
  2. (linguistics) language

Usage notes[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[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 0 901771 92 9
  • tengae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.