Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish anbáil + -ach.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit


  1. exceeding, excessive
    Meudaichidh mi thu gu h-anabarrach.I will increase you exceedingly. (Sometimes used as an adverb.)
    anabarrach fireantaover much righteous
  2. redundant, superfluous
  3. desperate, indispensable
    anabarrach aingidhdesperately wicked
    anabarrach feumailindispensably or very necessary
  4. shocking, terrible
  5. tip-top, ripping

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “anabarrach”, 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)
  • Gaelic Without Groans (Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1962, by John MacKechnie)