biorach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish birach, berach (pointed, sharp; having pointed ears, horned); synchronically, bior (pointed rod or shaft; spit, spike; point) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

Adjective[edit]

biorach (genitive singular masculine bioraigh, genitive singular feminine bioraí, plural bioracha, comparative bioraí)

  1. pointed
  2. sharp
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

biorach m (genitive singular bioraigh, nominative plural bioraigh)

  1. sharp, tricky, person
  2. (card games) trick-winning card
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

biorach f (genitive singular bioraí, nominative plural bioracha)

  1. Alternative form of bearach (muzzle; cone-like aperture of lobster-pot)
Declension[edit]

Noun 2[edit]

biorach m (genitive singular bioraigh, nominative plural bioraigh)

  1. Alternative form of bearach (heifer, young cow)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
biorach bhiorach mbiorach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "biorach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • berach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “biorach” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “biorach” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish birach, berach (pointed, sharp; having pointed ears, horned); synchronically, bior +‎ -ach.

Adjective[edit]

biorach (comparative bioraiche)

  1. sharp, pointed
  2. prickly, thorny
  3. barbed

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
biorach bhiorach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • berach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.