maiseach

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maisech; synchronically, maise ‎(adornment, beauty; becomingness, comeliness) +‎ -ach.

AdjectiveEdit

maiseach ‎(genitive singular masculine maisigh, genitive singular feminine maisí, plural maiseacha, comparative maisí)

  1. decorative, beautiful
  2. elegant
  3. becoming, comely

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maiseach mhaiseach unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "maiseach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • maisech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maisech; synchronically, maise ‎(beauty, grace) +‎ -ach.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maiseach ‎(genitive singular masculine maisich, genitive singular feminine maisiche, comparative maisiche)

  1. beautiful, lovely, handsome, fair, graceful
    "A rìbhinn maiseach Sgitheanach"‎ ― "O fair maiden from Skye"
  2. modest
  3. of engaging manners
  4. ornamental
  5. having an imposing appearance

DeclensionEdit

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative maiseach mhaiseach maiseach
Vocative mhaisich mhaisich maiseach
Genitive mhaisich maisiche maiseach
Dative mhaiseach mhaisich maiseach

Comparative/superlative: maisiche

ReferencesEdit

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