tuirseach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish toirsech (mournful, sorrowful), from Old Irish toirsech; synchronically analyzable as tuirse +‎ -ach. Cognate with Scottish Gaelic tùirseach (mournful, sorrowful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tuirseach (genitive singular masculine tuirsigh, genitive singular feminine tuirsí, plural tuirseacha, comparative tuirsí)

  1. tired
    Tá mé tuirseach den chaint.
    I’m tired of the talk
    • “An Mhaighean Mhara” (traditional Irish folksong):
      Tá mise tuirseach agus beidh go lá
      Mo Mháire bhroinngheal ’s mo Phádraig bán
      Ar bharr na dtonna ’s fá bhéal na trá
      Siúd chugaibh Mary Chinidh ’s í ’ndiaidh an Éirne ’shnámh
      I’m tired and will be until day
      My fair-breasted Máire and my blond Pádraig
      On top of the waves and under the beach
      There for you [is] Mary Chinidh having swum in the Erne

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tuirseach thuirseach dtuirseach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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