òigheachd

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ógacht, ógdacht f (chastity, virginity), from óg, ógda (pure, chaste, virginal); synchronically, òigh (maiden, virgin) +‎ -achd.

Noun[edit]

òigheachd f

  1. maidenhead, hymen, virginity
  2. virgin modesty

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