sealbhach

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish selbach (having great possessions; possessive, grasping; an owner, a landholder), from selb (property, appurtenance, domain, possessions; a flock, a herd; property, estate; ownership, possession); synchronically seilbh (possession) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

AdjectiveEdit

sealbhach (genitive singular masculine sealbhaigh, genitive singular feminine sealbhaí, plural sealbhacha)

  1. having possessions
  2. possessive
    1. (of a person) possessive, grasping
    2. (grammar) possessive
  3. (law) possessory

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

sealbhach m (genitive singular sealbhaigh, nominative plural sealbhaigh)

  1. (grammar) possessive (case)
    Synonym: tuiseal sealbhach
  2. flock
    1. flock, herd
      Synonym: sealbhán
    2. flock, number, group
      Synonym: sealbhán
  3. occupier; possessor, holder, occupant
    Synonym: sealbhóir

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sealbhach shealbhach
after an, tsealbhach
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish selbach (having great possessions; possessive, grasping; an owner, a landholder), from selb (property, appurtenance, domain, possessions; a flock, a herd; property, estate; ownership, possession); synchronically sealbh (possession; inheritance; luck, good luck) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

AdjectiveEdit

sealbhach (genitive singular feminine sealbhaiche)

  1. fortunate, lucky
  2. prosperous
  3. (grammar, etc.) possessive

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
sealbhach shealbhach
after "an", t-sealbhach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • sealbhach” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “selbach”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language