anabarrach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish anbáil + -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

anabarrach

  1. exceeding, excessive
    Meudaichidh mi thu gu h-anabarrach.I will increase you exceedingly.
    (Sometimes used as an adverb.)
    anabarrach fireantaover much righteous
  2. redundant, superfluous
  3. desperate, indispensable
    anabarrach aingidhdesperately wicked
    anabarrach feumailindispensably or very necessary
  4. shocking, terrible
  5. tip-top, ripping

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “anabarrach”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gaelic Without Groans (Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1962, by John MacKechnie)