tosaigh

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish tosaigid ‎(begins, verb), from tosach ‎(beginning).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tosaigh ‎(present analytic tosaíonn, future analytic tosóidh, verbal noun tosú, past participle tosaithe)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) begin, commence
  2. (transitive, intransitive) start, initiate
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tosaigh m

  1. genitive singular of tosach
  2. nominative and dative plural of tosach

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tosaigh thosaigh dtosaigh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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