gionach

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish gi(u)n (mouth), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu- (cheek, jaw, chin). Compare Welsh gen (cheek, chin).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gionach

  1. greedy, avaricious, gluttonous
  2. ravenous, voracious, avid, keen
    leughadair gionach - an avid reader
  3. ambitious

SynonymsEdit

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