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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ginach, ginech, genech, genach(greedy, gaping; greed, voracity), from gi(u)n(mouth), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénus(cheek, jaw, chin). Compare Welsh gen(cheek, chin).

AdjectiveEdit

gionach ‎(genitive singular masculine gionaigh, genitive singular feminine gionaí, plural gionacha, comparative gionaí)

  1. open-mouthed
  2. greedy, voracious

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

gionach f ‎(genitive singular gionaí)

  1. ravenous hunger; greed, voracity

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gionach ghionach ngionach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ginach, ginech, genech, genach(greedy, gaping), from gi(u)n(mouth), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénus(cheek, jaw, chin). Compare Welsh gen(cheek, chin).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gionach ‎(genitive singular feminine giniche, comparative giniche)

  1. greedy, avaricious, gluttonous
  2. ravenous, voracious, avid, keen
    leughadair gionach‎ ― an avid reader
  3. appetised
  4. ambitious
  5. keen

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit