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02-09-2006, 15:33   #1
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'caoiseach'?

whoops could have added this into my other post?
Anyone know of an Irish word that means 'okay/ so-so' as in for example if one is responding to someone asking them how they are. The irish word sounds like 'caoiseach' but I couldn't find it in O'Donaill.
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02-09-2006, 15:54   #2
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After a bit of searching I found it.I would use this in conversation but never had to spell it.It is listed under (fair)in De Bhaldraithe and is spelt cuiosach with a fada on the i.
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Nice one. Again, thanks
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After a bit of searching I found it.I would use this in conversation but never had to spell it.It is listed under (fair)in De Bhaldraithe and is spelt cuiosach with a fada on the i.

Sin é an focal - Cuíosach.
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deireadh mo múinteoir i gcónaí "tá mé maith go leor" for "i'm ok"
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cuibheasach

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I too was puzzled by this spelling… Searching with DuckDuckGo landed me on your message. Putting "Cuíosach" into both my computer's Focalbeo app and into teanglann DOT ie brought up:
cúiseach, a1. Well-mannered; prim, demure.

I felt this wasn't quite what I wanted to express. I wanted to say that I am fair or middling.

So I went here:
focloir DOT ie and put in 'fair'
No 5 on the list is 'moderately good'
I asked it to "Show Full Entry"

5 adjective moderately good
measartha adj3  C M U
cuibheasach adj1  C M U
réasúnta adj3  C M U
they had a fair start to the season chuir siad tús sách maith leis an séasúr

Going back to Teanglann
cuibheasach, a1. 1. Fair, middling. ~ maith, fairly good. Tá siad ~ gan a bheith maíteach, they are fair to middling. 2 = CUIBHIÚIL. (Var:cuibhdheasach)

Then I went to Focalbeo and it has
cuibheasach
fair adj., middling adj.

HTH
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I too was puzzled by this spelling… Searching with DuckDuckGo landed me on your message. Putting "Cuíosach" into both my computer's Focalbeo app and into teanglann DOT ie brought up:
cúiseach, a1. Well-mannered; prim, demure.

I felt this wasn't quite what I wanted to express. I wanted to say that I am fair or middling.

So I went here:
focloir DOT ie and put in 'fair'
No 5 on the list is 'moderately good'
I asked it to "Show Full Entry"

5 adjective moderately good
measartha adj3  C M U
cuibheasach adj1  C M U
réasúnta adj3  C M U
they had a fair start to the season chuir siad tús sách maith leis an séasúr

Going back to Teanglann
cuibheasach, a1. 1. Fair, middling. ~ maith, fairly good. Tá siad ~ gan a bheith maíteach, they are fair to middling. 2 = CUIBHIÚIL. (Var:cuibhdheasach)

Then I went to Focalbeo and it has
cuibheasach
fair adj., middling adj.

HTH
Cuíosach and cuibheasach mean the same thing but if you google both words you will see that only cuíosach is in common usage.

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/Cu%C3%ADosach
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