àilleagan

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish áillecán (toy, plaything).

Noun[edit]

àilleagan m (genitive singular àilleagain, plural àilleagain or àilleagana)

  1. little jewel
  2. term of affection for a young person, pretty maid
  3. toy
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

àilleagan m pl

  1. plural of àilleag

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
  • áillecán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.