Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish aerach (airy, pleasant; light-hearted, gay, frivolous); aer (air) +‎ -ach. The sense ‘homosexual’ is a semantic loan from English gay.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

aerach (genitive singular masculine aeraigh, genitive singular feminine aeraí, plural aeracha, comparative aeraí)

  1. airy
  2. lighthearted, gay; lively, frolicsome
  3. flighty, giddy
  4. (sexuality, LGBT) gay, homosexual
    Synonyms: bán, homaighnéasach
  5. Synonym of aerachtúil (eerie)

Declension edit

Mutation edit

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

Further reading edit