bachlach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bachall +‎ -ach

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bachlach (genitive singular masculine bachlaigh, genitive singular feminine bachlaí, plural bachlacha)

  1. Alternative form of bachallach (curly, ringleted)
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 197:
      Do bhí a ceann bachlach bán beárrtha aici, agus culath duine uasail uirthi; budh dhóigh leat gur fear í insan am san.
      She had shaved her curly blonde head and put on a gentleman’s suit; you would have thought she was a man at that time.

Inflection[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bachlach bhachlach mbachlach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bachall +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaxlax/, /ˈbaxləx/

Noun[edit]

bachlach m

  1. labourer, serf, bondman
  2. clown, churl
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: bathlach
  • Scottish Gaelic: balach

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bachlach bachlach
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbachlach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]