From Middle Irish maccoím, from Old Irish macc coím; equivalent to mac (“son”) + caomh (“gentle”).
macaomh m (genitive singular macaoimh, nominative plural macaoimh)
- young person, youth; boy, lad
- (Scouting) Cub
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "macaomh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “maccoím”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN
- Entries containing “macaomh” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.