Seumas

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Seumas
PronunciationScottish Gaelic: [ˈʃeːməs̪]
GenderMasculine
Language(s)Scottish Gaelic, Scots
Origin
MeaningJacob
Other names
Variant form(s)Séamas (Irish)
Cognate(s)Jacob, James, Seumas, Séamas, Séamus, Seamus
Derivative(s)Hamish

Seumas is a masculine given name in Scottish Gaelic and Scots,[1] equivalent to the English James.[2] The vocative case of the Scottish Gaelic Seumas is Sheumais, which has given form to the Anglicised form of this name, Hamish.[3] In Irish, Seumas is the older form of the modern Séamas. This modern name is pronounced "shay-mus" in Irish. Another earlier form of Séamas is Séamus, which is partially Anglicised as Seamus.[4]

List of people with the given name[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 136, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
  2. ^ Bauer, Mìchael. Seumas in "Am Faclair Beag"
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 404, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
  4. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 356, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1