ballach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ball (spot, mark) +‎ -ach

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Connacht) IPA(key): [ˈbˠal̪ˠəx]
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): [ˈbˠal̪ˠax], [ˈbˠal̪ˠah], [ˈbˠal̪ˠa]
  • Hyphenation: bal‧lach

Adjective[edit]

ballach (comparative ballaí, genitive singular masculine ballaigh, genitive singular feminine ballaí, plural ballacha)

  1. spotted

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ballach m (genitive ballaigh, nominative plural ballaigh)

  1. wrasse

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ballach bhallach mballach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bal‧lach

Adjective[edit]

ballach

  1. spotted, speckled, variegated

Derived terms[edit]