Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish bachlach (clown, churl). Cognate with Rathlin Irish bachlach.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpal̪ˠəx/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧lach

NounEdit

balach m (genitive singular balaich, plural balaich)

  1. boy, lad
  2. (card games) jack

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

  • (boy): See hyponyms under gille.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
balach bhalach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Colin Mark (2003), “balach”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 57