Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From asarlaí (sorcerer; conjurer, trickster) +‎ -acht (abstract nominal suffix). Originally a colloquial form of astralaíocht (astrology).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈasˠəl̪ˠɾˠia(x)t̪ˠ/[2] (by metathesis, as if spelled asalraíocht)

Noun edit

asarlaíocht f (genitive singular asarlaíochta)

  1. dark magic, enchantment, magic, necromancy, occultism, sorcery, voodoo, witchcraft, wizardry
  2. the occult (preceded by the definite article)
  3. conjuring tricks
  4. Alternative form of astralaíocht (astrology)

Declension edit

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ asarlaíocht”, in Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926, Royal Irish Academy
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 97

Further reading edit