tosach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tosach (beginning), from Proto-Celtic *towissākos, from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or *weyd- (know, see). Akin to taoiseach. Compare Scottish Gaelic toiseach/tòisich.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosach m (genitive singular tosaigh, nominative plural tosaigh)

  1. beginning
    1. commencement, origin
      Tosach sláinte codladh.Sleep is the first sign of recovery.
      —Proverb
    2. first, early, part
  2. front
    1. front part
      1. front-end
      2. bow (of boat)
      3. face
      4. entrance; entry
    2. forward, leading, position
      1. (sports, Gaelic football, hurling) forward, striker
  3. sole (of boot, etc.)

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tosach thosach dtosach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • tosach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “tosaċ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "tosach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *towissākos, from either Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ- (lead) or *weyd- (know, see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosach n (genitive tossaig, nominative plural tosge)

  1. beginning

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
tosach thosach tosach
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • tosach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.