Numbers in Irish

How to count in Irish (Gaeilge), a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland, with details of cardinal, ordinal and personal numbers, and some notes.

Key to abbreviations: m = masculine, f = feminine

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  Cardinal Ordinal Personal
0 náid [n̪ˠɑːdʲ/n̪ˠæːdʲ]    
1 aon [iːnˠ/eːnˠ] an chéad duine (amhain)
2 dó [d̪ˠoː/d̪ˠɔː] an dara beirt
3 trí [tʲɾʲiː] an tríu tríur
4 ceathair [ˈcahəɾʲ/ˈcæɾʲ] an ceathrú ceathrar
5 cúig [kuːɟ] an cúigiú cúigear
6 sé [ʃeː/ʃɛ/ʃə] an seú seisear
7 seacht [ʃaxt̪ˠ/ʃæxt̪ˠ] an seachtú seachtar
8 ocht [ɔxt̪ˠ/ʌxt̪ˠ] an t-ochtú ochtar
9 naoi [n̪ˠiː/n̪ˠɰiː] an naoú naonúr
10 deich [dʲɛç/dʲɛh/dʲɛ] an deichiú deichniúr
11 aon déag an t-aonú ... déag aon duine dhéag
12 dó dhéag an dóú ... déag dáréag
13 trí déag an tríu ... déag trí dhuine dhéag
14 ceathair déag an ceathrú ... déag ceithre dhuine dhéag
15 cúig déag an cúigiú ... déag cúig dhuine dhéag
16 sé déag an séú ... déag sé dhuine dhéag
17 seacht déag an seachtú ... déag seacht dhuine dhéag
18 ocht déag an t-ochtú ... déag ocht dhuine dhéag
19 naoi déag an naoú ... déag naoi dhuine dhéag
20 fiche
scór
an fichiú fiche dhuine
21 fiche a haon
a haon fiche
an t-aonú ... is fiche duine is fiche
22 fiche a dó
a dó fiche
an dóú ... is fiche bheirt/dhá dhuine is fiche
23 fiche a trí an tríú ... is fiche trí dhuine is fiche
24 fiche a ceathair an ceathrú ... is fiche ceithre dhuine is fiche
25 fiche a cúig an cuígiú ... is fiche cúig dhuine is fiche
26 fiche a sé an séú ... is fiche sé dhuine is fiche
27 fiche a seacht an seachtú ... is fiche seacht dhuine is fiche
28 fiche a hocht an ochtú ... is fiche ocht dhuine is fiche
29 fiche a naoi an naoú ... is fiche naoi dhuine is fiche
30 tríocha
fiche a deich
deich fhichead
deich ar fhichead
deich agus fiche
an tríochadú tríocha duine
31 tríocha a haon an t-aonú ... is tríocha duine is tríocha
32 tríocha a dó an dóú ... is tríocha beirt/dhá dhuine is tríocha
33 tríocha a trí an tríú ... is tríocha trí dhuine is tríocha
34 tríocha a ceathair an ceathrú ... is tríocha ceithre dhuine is tríocha
35 tríocha a cúig an cúigiú ... is tríocha cúig dhuine is tríocha
36 tríocha a sé an séú ... is tríocha sé dhuine is tríocha
37 tríocha a seacht an seachtú ... is tríocha seacht dhuine is tríocha
38 tríocha a hocht an ochtú ... is tríocha ocht dhuine is tríocha
39 tríocha a naoi an naoú ... is tríocha naoi dhuine is tríocha
40 ceathracha
daichead
dá fhichead
dhá fhichead
dhá scór
ceathrachadú
daicheadú
daichead duine
ceathracha
50 caoga
deich agus dá fhichead
deich agus daichead
dhá fhichead
dá fhichead a deich
daichead a deich
leathchéad
caogadú caoga duine
60 seasca
trí fichid
seascadú seasca duine
70 seachtó
deich agus trí fichid
trí fichid a deich
seachtódú seachtó duine
80 ochtó
ceithre fichid
ochtódú ochtó duine
90 nócha
deich agus ceithre fichid
ceithre fichid a deic
nóchadú nócha duine
100 céad
cúig fichid
an chéadú céad duine
120 céad is fiche
sé fichid
an chéadú céad duine agus fiche
130 céad is tríocha
deich agus sé fichid
140 céad is ceathracha
céad daichead
seacht fichid
1,000 míle
deich céad
an míliú míle duine
10,000 deich míle deich míliú
100,000 céad míle céad míliú
1,000,000 milliún milliúnú

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Notes

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Links

Numbers and counting in Irish
http://www.phouka.com/irish/ir_numbers.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/colinandcumberland/littleblackbook/wordbank/numbers.shtml
http://www.nualeargais.ie/gnag/zahlen.htm
https://lingweb.eva.mpg.de/channumerals/Irish.htm

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