aighearach

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish aerach (airy, pleasant; light-hearted, gay, frivolous).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aighearach

  1. exulting, joyous, gay, happy, glad, mirthful, festive, light-hearted, lively
  2. odd
    òglach aighearachan odd fellow

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aighearach n-aighearach h-aighearach t-aighearach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • aighearach” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “aerach”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language