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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Compare aclaí (supple, limber, agile; smooth, flexible; adroit).


aclaigh (present analytic aclaíonn, future analytic aclóidh, verbal noun aclú, past participle aclaithe)

  1. (transitive) limber, exercise
  2. (transitive, of leather, etc.) flex, soften



Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aclaigh n-aclaigh haclaigh not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "aclaigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “aclaigh” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.