Gaeltacht

EnglishEdit

 
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Official Gaeltacht regions in Ireland

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Irish Gaeltacht.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Gaeltacht (plural Gaeltachtaí or Gaeltachts)

  1. (Ireland) An officially recognised area where the Irish language is the predominant language in daily use.

Usage notesEdit

  • Both the native Irish plural Gaeltachtaí and the anglicised plural Gaeltachts are found in English usage.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed via English from Irish Gaeltacht.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Gaeltacht f (genitive Gaeltacht, plural Gaeltachten or Gaeltachtaí)

  1. Gaeltacht

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Gael +‎ -t- +‎ -acht (compare Old Irish goídelta). Cognate with Scottish Gaelic Gàidhealtachd.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Gaeltacht f (genitive singular Gaeltachta, nominative plural Gaeltachtaí)

  1. Irish-speaking area
    Antonym: Galltacht

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Gaeltacht Ghaeltacht nGaeltacht
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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