Definition of Toiseach

1. a Celtic noble [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toiseach

toilinet
toilinets
toilinette
toilinettes
toiling
toilingly
toilings
toilless
toils
toilsome
toilsomely
toilsomeness
toilsomenesses
toilworn
toise
toiseach (current term)
toiseachs
toisech
toisechs
toises
toison
toisons
toit
toited
toiting
toitoi
toitois
toits
tok-
tokaji

Literary usage of Toiseach

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1880)
"O'Flaharty is toiseach of the fourteen Ballys of Muintir Fathy, with their correlatives under them.' We have then a list of the hereditary office-bearers of ..."

2. A pronouncing Gaelic dictionary: to which is prefixed a consise but most by Neil MacAlpine (1833)
"toiseach, tosh-ach, nf beginning, origin, source; van or front, precedence; ... the van or front of the army ; fhuair e an toiseach orra, he got precedence ..."

3. The Highlanders of Scotland by William Forbes Skene (1902)
"The toiseach. Dr. Skene has here fallen into a grievous ... The toiseach was the head of the clan ; its earliest translation into Latin was ..."

4. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness by Gaelic Society of Inverness (1891)
"The two clans in the Book of Deer are those of Canau and Morgan, each with a toiseach. This word is represented oftenest in English in old documents by ..."

5. The Scottish Celtic Review (1885)
"toiseach (beginning) is dat. of masc. noun toiseach, ... In Old Gael. toiseach was in nom. tosach and ... toiseach and its related words ..."

6. A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments by Sir John Scott Keltie, John Wilson, Thomas Maclauchlan (1875)
"... being the representative of the king, and the toiseach the head of the sept, who led his followers to battle when called upon to do so. ..."

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