maorach

See also: Maorach

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish maerach (shellfish), murach (shellfish; murex, purple-fish), possibly from Latin mūrex (purple-fish).

NounEdit

maorach f (genitive singular maoraí)

  1. (edible part of) shellfish
DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maorach (genitive singular masculine maoraigh, genitive singular feminine maoraí, plural maoracha, not comparable)

  1. (of shellfish, algae) edible
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From maor (supervisor; prefect) +‎ -ach.

AdjectiveEdit

maorach (genitive singular masculine maoraigh, genitive singular feminine maoraí, plural maoracha, not comparable)

  1. supervisory; prefectorial
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maorach mhaorach not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish maerach (shellfish), murach (shellfish; murex, purple-fish), possibly from Latin mūrex (purple-fish).

NounEdit

maorach m (genitive singular maoraich, plural maoraich)

  1. shellfish

Usage notesEdit

  • Can be used either as a singular or a collective noun.
  • The plural maoraich usually means "more than one species of shellfish" (similarly to e.g. English peoples).

Derived termsEdit