fraoch

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fróech, fróich, from Proto-Celtic *wroicos (compare Welsh grug, Middle Breton groegan), from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥Hḱo- (compare Czech vřes, Latvian vìrsis, Greek ερείκη (ereíki)).

Noun[edit]

fraoch m (genitive fraoigh)

  1. heather
  2. heath

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fraoch fhraoch bhfraoch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fráech, from Proto-Celtic.

Noun[edit]

fraoch m (genitive fraoich, no plural)

  1. heath, heather, ling
  2. bristles
  3. anger
  4. girning expression of countenance

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)