Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit


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

Synonyms edit

Mutation edit

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.

References edit

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