teanga

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tengae, from Proto-Celtic *tangʷāss (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]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 46

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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
    Synonym: cànan

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]