anabarrach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish anbáil +‎ -ach

Pronunciation[edit]

ān-a-bar-ach

Adjective[edit]

anabarrach

  1. exceeding, excessive
    • Meudaichidh mi thu gu h-anabarrach. ― I will increase you exceedingly. (Sometimes used as an adverb.)
    • anabarrach fireanta ― over much righteous
  2. redundant, superfluous
  3. desperate, indispensable
    • anabarrach aingidh ― desperately wicked
    • anabarrach feumail ― indispensably or very necessary
  4. shocking, terrible
  5. tip-top, ripping

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gaelic Without Groans (Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1962, by John MacKechnie)