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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 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

  • 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 0 901771 92 9
  • ginach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.