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See also: óglachas

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish óclachas m (the age of manhood; manly vigour, valour, quality or functions of a warrior; service, vassalage; name of a late kind of verse), from óclach m (young man; young warrior; warrior, soldier; attendant, servant, vassal).


òglachas m (genitive singular òglachais, no plural)

  1. farm service
  2. servitude, slavery, vassalage
  3. the fourth stage of human life, from 34 to 54 years of age
  4. (prosody) a kind of Gaelic verse


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