maorach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish maerach (shellfish), murach (shellfish; murex, purple-fish), possibly from Latin mūrex (purple-fish).

Noun[edit]

maorach f (genitive maoraí)

  1. (edible part of) shellfish
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maorach

  1. (of shellfish, algae) edible
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

maor (supervisor; prefect) +‎ -ach

Adjective[edit]

maorach

  1. supervisory; prefectorial
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
maorach mhaorach unchanged
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 maerach (shellfish), murach (shellfish; murex, purple-fish), possibly from Latin mūrex (purple-fish).

Noun[edit]

maorach m (genitive and plural maoraich)

  1. shellfish

Usage notes[edit]

  • Can be used either as a singular or a collective noun.
  • The plural maoraich usually means "more than one species of shellfish" (similarly to e.g. English peoples).

Derived terms[edit]