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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish ellach ‎(act of taking possession), from Old Irish ellach ‎(act of joining).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eallach m ‎(genitive singular eallaigh, nominative plural eallaí)

  1. cattle
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22:
      ḱērd ə ńīs nə strænšəŕī šin ən̄šó? ȷīln̥̄ šēd ȧl̄əx.
      conventional orthography: Céard a níos na strainséirí sin anseo? Díolann siad eallach.
      What do those strangers do here? They sell cattle.

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ellach ‎(goods, property, livestock).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eallach f, m ‎(genitive singular eallacha, plural eallachan or eallaichean)

  1. burden, armful, load
  2. trick
  3. battle, charge
  4. bracket
  5. herd
  6. cattle given as tocher or dot

Usage notesEdit

Always masculine in the west of Ross-shire.

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