Sasanach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Saxanach; synchronically Sasana (England) +‎ -ach; derived from the Irish word meaning "Saxon" (compare Welsh Saesneg).

Noun[edit]

Sasanach m (genitive singular Sasanaigh, nominative plural Sasanaigh)

  1. Englishman, Englishwoman
  2. (historical, familiar) Protestant

Declension[edit]

Masculine

Adjective[edit]

Sasanach (genitive singular masculine Sasanaigh, genitive singular feminine Sasanaí, plural Sasanacha, not comparable)

  1. English

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Sasanach Shasanach
after an, tSasanach
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Sasanach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Saxanach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “Sasanach” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “Sasanach” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.