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]

  • òigheachd” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “ógacht”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language