seanchas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish senchas, senchus (old tales, ancient history, tradition; genealogy; traditional law).

Noun[edit]

seanchas m (genitive seanchais)

  1. (literary) traditional law; ancient history and tradition; genealogical information
  2. lore, tradition; (act of) storytelling
  3. (act of) talking, chatting, seeking information; informative talk, discussion

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
seanchas sheanchas
after "an", tseanchas
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 senchas, senchus (old tales, ancient history, tradition; genealogy; traditional law).

Noun[edit]

seanchas m (genitive seanchais, plural seanchasan)

  1. lore
  2. chat, talk, gossip

Usage notes[edit]

  • Can be used as a verbal noun:
    Bha iad a' seanchas ri chèile. ― They were talking to each other.

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