acrach

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acra (tool, implement; service, convenience) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix)

Adjective[edit]

acrach (genitive singular masculine acraigh, genitive singular feminine acraí, plural acracha, comparative acraí)

  1. handy, useful; convenient

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish occorach

Adjective[edit]

acrach (genitive singular feminine acraiche, comparative acraiche)

  1. hungry
Usage notes[edit]
  • Usually used attributively. The usual predicative form is created using acras:
    daoine acrachhungry people
    tha an t-acras orrathey are hungry (literally "[there] is the hunger on them")
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • mion-acrach (hungry, voracious, ravenous; having a false appetite; eating but little at a time, as an invalid)

Noun[edit]

acrach m

  1. hungry person
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

acrach f

  1. genitive singular of acair (anchor)

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • occorach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.