amaideach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈɑmədʲəx/

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. foolish

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
amaideach n-amaideach hamaideach t-amaideach
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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