See also: Ollamh

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Irish ollamh, from Old Irish ollam(doctor).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ollamh ‎(plural ollamhs)

  1. (historical) in Irish history, a man of science or learning, equivalent to a university professor

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ollam(ollave; chief).

NounEdit

ollamh m ‎(genitive singular ollaimh, nominative plural ollúna)

  1. (literary) master-poet, ollave
  2. master, expert, learned man
  3. (education) professor

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ollam(ollave; chief).

NounEdit

ollamh m ‎(genitive singular ollaimh, plural ollamhan)

  1. doctor

QuotationsEdit

  1. 1781, anon., 'Oran caisiomachd do dh'albainn, ann aghaidh an olla shasgunnaich' [Glasgow] Glas-gho : [s.n.], 5.
  • Oran do'n Olla Shasgunnach, Samuel Johnson
Song to the English doctor, Samuel Johnson

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