Last modified on 8 July 2014, at 13:25

olc

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish olc.

NounEdit

olc m (genitive oilc, nominative plural oilc)

  1. evil
  2. bad (in the world; of people, things)
  3. misfortune

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

olc (comparative measa, genitive singular masculine oilc, genitive singular feminine oilce, plural olca)

  1. bad, evil
  2. unfortunate
  3. wicked

Usage notesEdit

Takes the adverbial construction go holc when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Bhí a mháthair go holc.
    His mother was wicked.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
olc n-olc holc t-olc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Latin ulcus (English ulcer).

AdjectiveEdit

olc

  1. bad, evil

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: olc
  • Scottish Gaelic: olc

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
olc unchanged n-olc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish olc.

NounEdit

olc m (genitive uilc)

  1. evil, wickedness
  2. harm, hurt
  3. infamy, mischief, wrongdoing

AdjectiveEdit

olc (comparative miosa)

  1. evil, wicked, bad
  2. infamous, untoward, reprobate

SynonymsEdit