gruagach

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

gruaig +‎ -ach

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gruagach (genitive singular masculine gruagaigh, genitive singular feminine gruagaí, plural gruagacha, comparative gruagaí)

  1. hairy, shaggy

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

gruagach m (genitive singular gruagaigh, nominative plural gruagaigh)

  1. hairy goblin, brownie
  2. Shaggy uncouth person.
    Synonym: glibire, stothaire
  3. pintail
    Synonym: lacha stiúrach

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gruagach ghruagach ngruagach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From gruag (hair) +‎ -ach; girls and young women in the old days of the Highlands went bareheaded before they married, after which they covered their hair with a white kerchief.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gruagach f (genitive singular gruagaich, plural gruagaichean)

  1. A maiden, a girl or a young woman (Now used mainly in love songs).
    "Gruagach Òg an Fhuilt Bhàin""Young Maiden of the Fair Hair"

MutationEdit

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