-achd

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -acht (compare Irish -acht, Manx -aght, Welsh -iaeth).

Suffix[edit]

-achd f

  1. Denoting system of government
    rìgh (king) + ‎-achd → ‎rìoghachd (kingdom)
  2. Denoting religion
    Crìostaidh (Christian) + ‎-achd → ‎Crìosdaidheachd (Christianity)
  3. Denoting area
    Gàidhealtachd (Gaelic-speaking area, Gaeltacht)
  4. Denoting condition or quality
    saor (free) + ‎-achd → ‎saorachd (freedom)
    bàrd (bard, poet) + ‎-achd → ‎bàrdachd (poetry)
    ealanta (ingenious, expert, clever) + ‎-achd → ‎ealantachd (ingenuity, expertness, cleverness)
    milis (sweet) + ‎-achd → ‎mìlseachd (sweetness)
    cothrom (just, equitable) + ‎-achd → ‎cothromachd (equality)

Derived terms[edit]