Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish laindrech. By surface analysis, loinnir +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ˈl̠ʲɨ̞nˠɾˠa(x)/, /ˈl̠ʲɨ̞n̠ʲəɾˠa(x)/[1] (as if spelled lionrach or linnearach)

Adjective edit

lonrach (genitive singular masculine lonraigh, genitive singular feminine lonraí, plural lonracha, comparative lonraí)

  1. shining, shiny, bright, radiant, luminous, brilliant, glowing
    Synonyms: án, geal, gléineach, spéiriúil
    súile lonrachabright eyes
  2. lustrous, glossy, glistening, gleaming, sparkling, resplendent
  3. luminescent

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Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 89

Further reading edit