mullach

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish mullach.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mullach m (genitive singular mullaigh, nominative plural mullaí)

  1. top
  2. crown (topmost part of the head)
    Synonym: baithis
  3. (geology) eminence (elevated land area or hill)
  4. ridge (highest point on a roof)
  5. summit (top of a mountain)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

DIL assumes this to be mul (lump, heap) +‎ -ach, but the lack of lenition on the l is unexplainable if this route is taken.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mullach m

  1. top
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 58c4
      di mulluch int slebe
      from the top of the mountain
    • c. 815-840, published in "The Monastery of Tallaght", in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1911-1912, Royal Irish Academy), edited and with translations by Edward J. Gwynn and Walter J. Purton, vol. 29, pp. 115–179,
      Iarsin trosc[ud] tanaise ro·tuit in tenid co rro·loisc hé o mulluch co talmin.
      After [Máel Ruain's] second fasting, fire came down [on the king] and burnt [the king] from head to toe.

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative mullach mullachL mullaigL
Vocative mullaig mullachL mullachuH
Accusative mullachN mullachL mullachuH
Genitive mullaigL mullach mullachN
Dative mulluchL mullachaib mullachaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mullach
also mmullach after a proclitic
mullach
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
mullach
also mmullach after a proclitic
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 mullach.

NounEdit

mullach m (genitive singular mullaich, plural mullaichean)

  1. top
  2. crest, ridge, summit, peak
  3. roof
  4. ceiling
  5. lid
  6. crown
  7. upland, height

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit