ablach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from or related to Middle Irish apach ‎(corpse, remains, entrails) (see abach).

Noun[edit]

ablach m ‎(genitive singular ablaigh, nominative plural ablaigh)

  1. carcass; carrion
  2. (of person) hulk
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ablach ‎(genitive singular masculine ablaigh, genitive singular feminine ablaí, plural ablacha, comparative ablaí)

  1. fat, soft
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Old Irish ablach ‎(carcass, corpse, carrion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈabləx], [ˈablɪç]
  • (Mid Northern Scots) IPA(key): [ˈeblɪç]

Noun[edit]

ablach (plural ablachs)

  1. mangled carcase or body
  2. insignificant or contemptible person through lack of size or defect of will or intellect
  3. untidy or clumsy person, humourously for a child
  4. object defective through lack of size