Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

bréc +‎ -ach

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit


  1. lying, false, deceitful

Declension edit

Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative brécach brécach brécach
Vocative brécaig*
Accusative brécach brécaig
Genitive brécaig brécaige brécaig
Dative brécuch brécaig brécuch
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative brécaig brécacha
Vocative brécachu
Accusative brécachu
Genitive brécach
Dative brécachaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants edit

  • Irish: bréagach
  • Manx: breagagh
  • Scottish Gaelic: breugach

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
brécach brécach
pronounced with /β(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit