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six

number
noun
adjective
pronoun
phrases
1 number in counting, telephone numbers, scorelines etca sé  c m ufive, six, seven a cúig, a sé, a seachtwhat number comes before six? cén uimhir a thagann roimh a sé?number six uimhir a séto count in sixes comhaireamh i séanna, cuntas i séannaring extension nine seven six glaoigh ar fholíne a naoi a seacht a séshe won six nil bhuaigh sí a sé a náid 2 number MATH general use in mathematics  c m ua sé  c m u
► (in calculations)
a sé  c m usix and six is twelve a sé agus a sé, sin a dó dhéagtwenty minus six makes fourteen fiche lúide a sé, sin a ceathair déagdivide the result by six roinn an toradh ar a sémultiply five by six iolraigh a cúig faoi a sésix times four is twenty-four a ceathair faoi a sé, sin fiche a ceathair
► (in decimals)
a sé  c m usix point six three a sé ponc a sé a trí, a sé pointe a sé a trí
► (in powers)
a sé  c m uto the power of six i gcumhacht a sé
► (in percentages)
  c m usix per cent sé faoin gcéad
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3 number in time expressionsa sé  c m uit's six o'clock tá sé a sé a chlogit starts at six tosaíonn sé ar a sé, tosaíonn sé ag a séit happened at six in the morning tharla sé ar a sé ar maidin, tharla sé ag a sé ar maidintwenty to six fiche chun a sé, fiche go dtí a séquarter past six ceathrú i ndiaidh a sé, ceathrú tar éis a séat six forty-five ag a sé daichead a cúig 4 number in calendar expressions  c m uin six thirteen i sé chéad a trí déagin the year six sixty-two sa bhliain sé seasca a dó
noun
5 noun as a noun masc4  c m uthe six is missing tá an sé ar iarraidhhow many sixes are there? cá mhéad sé atá ann?there's a zero after the six tá náid i ndiaidh an séhe needs a double six tá sé dúbailte ag teastáil uaidh 6 noun GAMES in cards masc4  c m uhe has two sixes and a king tá dhá shé agus rí aigethe six of diamonds an sé muileata 7 noun SPOR in cricket masc4  c m uhe hit two sixes and a single bhuail sé dhá shé agus singil
adjective
8 adjective when counting things  c m u
► (followed predominantly by singular noun in Irish)
six days sé lásix numbers sé uimhirit has six parts tá sé chuid annwe lost by six points chailleamar le sé phointethey answered six questions d'fhreagair siad sé cheistsix heavy boxes sé bhosca trom, sé bhosca thromathe six red apples na sé úll dearg, na sé úll dheargasix busy months sé mhí ghnóthach, sé mhí ghnóthachathe six cold nights na sé oíche fhuar, na sé oíche fhuarait cost six or seven dollars chosain sé sé nó seacht de dhollair
► (with certain nouns in Irish which take a plural form after the number 6)
six times sé huairesix busy weeks sé seachtaine gnóthachasix small ones sé cinn bheagathe six critical years na sé bliana criticiúla
9 adjective when counting peopleseisear  c m u  c m uthere were six women bhí seisear ban annwe have six teachers tá seisear múinteoirí againn, tá sé mhúinteoir againnthe six runners remaining an seisear reathaithe atá fágtha, na sé reathaí atá fágtha 10 adjective as ordinal numbera sé  c m upart six of the course cuid a sé den chúrsaat the beginning of chapter six ag tús chaibidil a sécontestant number six iomaitheoir uimhir a séin year six i mbliain a séthis is day six of the protest is é seo an séú lá den agóid 11 adjective in age expressionssé bliana d'aoishe's six years old tá sé sé bliana d'aoisshe's six tá sí a séchildren under the age of six páistí faoi bhun sé bliana d'aois 12 adjective MEAS in measurements  c m uit's six cm long tá sé sé cm ar fadit weighs six kilograms tá sé chileagram meáchain annsix litres of fuel sé lítear breoslait's six miles from here tá sé sé mhíle as seo 13 adjective MEAS, CLOTH in clothing sizes etca sé  c m usize six shoes bróga de mhéid a séshe's a size six méid a sé a chaitheann sí, a sé a thógann sído you have them in size six? an bhfuil siad agaibh i méid a sé?
pronoun
14 pronoun six thingssé cinn  c m useisear  c m uI read six of the stories léigh mé sé cinn de na scéalta, léigh mé seisear de na scéaltasix of his horses are sick tá sé cinn dá chuid capall tinn, tá seisear dá chuid capall tinnthat's six of them sin sé cinn acu, sin seisear acushe only wants six níl ach sé cinn uaithi, níl ach seisear de dhíth uirthigive me five or six more tabhair cúig cinn nó sé cinn eile dom, tabhair cúig nó sé cinn eile dom, tabhair cúigear nó seisear eile dom 15 pronoun six peopleseisear  c m uthere are six of us tá seisear againn annhe met six of the staff bhuail sé le seisear den fhoireannsix of them are qualified tá seisear acu cáilithe, tá seisear díobh cáilitheonly six turned up níor tháinig ach seisearI'll call five or six more glaofaidh mé ar chúigear nó seisear eilethe Irish six came third tháinig seisear na hÉireann sa tríú háit
phrases

at sixes and sevens

trína chéile ar fadthey were all at sixes and sevens bhí siad trína chéile ar fad, ní raibh ord ná eagar orthu

to knock sb for six

(also

to hit sb for six

) informalbaint siar as duinegeit a bhaint as duinestangadh a bhaint as duine

six feet under

(also

six foot under

) informali gcré na cillefaoin bhfód

six of one and half a dozen of the other

(also

six of one, half a dozen of the other

) is ionann an cás an t-éag agus an básdeartháir don sac an mála

six of the best

informalsciúradh den tslatstiall den tslat

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