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PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From bod1 (penis) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

AdjectiveEdit

bodach (genitive singular masculine bodaigh, genitive singular feminine bodaí, plural bodacha, comparative bodaí)

  1. (archaic) lusty, virile
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish botach (serf, rustic, peasant).

NounEdit

bodach m (genitive singular bodaigh, nominative plural bodaigh)

  1. boor, churl, lout
    Proverb:
    Tabhair rogha don bhodach agus tógfaidh sé an díogha.Give a beggar a horse and he will ride to the devil.
  2. male crab
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bodach bhodach mbodach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "bodach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • botach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Scottish Gaelic bodach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bodach (plural bodachs)

  1. (dialectal) old man

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish botach (serf, rustic, peasant).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bodach m (genitive singular bodaich, plural bodaich)

  1. old man

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • botach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.