balach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bachlach (clown, churl); compare Sanskrit बालक (bālaka, little boy), from बाल (bāla, young). But compare Welsh bala (budding). Compare Rathlin Irish bachlach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balach m (genitive singular balaich, plural balaich)

  1. boy, lad
  2. jack (card)

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Hyponyms[edit]

  • See hyponyms under gille.

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