amaideach

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From amaid (fool) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix), or else a back-formation from amaideacht (idiocy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

amaideach (genitive singular masculine amaidigh, genitive singular feminine amaidí, plural amaideacha, comparative amaidí)

  1. foolish
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 8:
      n̄ax aməȷəx tā tū ǵlēstə?
      conventional orthography:
      Nach amaideach tá tú gléasta?
      Aren’t you dressed foolishly?

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a back-formation from amaideachd, based on the relation between -achd and -ach.

Adjective[edit]

amaideach

  1. absurd, foolish, ludicrous, silly, stupid, ridiculous

Synonyms[edit]

  • mì-ghlic (foolish, unwise, inexperienced, silly)
  • baoghalta (stupid, wrong-headed)
  • baoth (foolish, silly, simple, stupid, fatuous, inept)
  • gòrach (stupid, foolish, idiotic, ridiculous, witless, absurd)

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