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See also: òglachas



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).


óglachas m (genitive singular óglachais)

  1. (archaic) (state of) manhood
  2. (archaic) manly vigour
  3. (archaic) warriorhood; armed service
  4. (archaic) service, vassalage
  5. (archaic, prosody) a style of verse (loose metre)



Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
óglachas n-óglachas hóglachas t-óglachas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • "óglachas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • óclachas” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “óglachas” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.