gionach

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


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 gionachan 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

  • gionach” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “ginach”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language