abhac

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish abacc (dwarf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abhac m (genitive singular abhaic, nominative plural abhaic)

  1. dwarf, midget
    Antonym: fathach
  2. dwarf star
    Synonym: abhacréalta
    Antonym: fathach

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "abhac" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • abacc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Ó Searcaigh, Séamus (1925). Foghraidheacht Ghaedhilge an Tuaiscirt. Belfast: Browne and Nolan.
  • Entries containing “abhac” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “abhac” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.