IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
tuata1, m. (gs. ~, pl. ~í). Layman. 1. Member of laity. Sagart nó ~, priest or layman. 2. Non-professional person; person who is not an expert; ordinary person. ~ ag déanamh leighis, a layman practising cures. Níl ionam ach ~ sna cúrsaí seo, I have no qualification in these matters. Prov: Mac an tsaoir ábhar an ~, a craftsman’s son may grow up in ignorance of his father’s skills. Éist do bhéal, a thuata! Shut up! What do you know about the matter?
tuata2, a3. Lay, secular. Bráthair ~, lay brother. S.a. baisteadh 2.