bodach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bod1 (penis) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

Adjective[edit]

bodach (genitive singular masculine bodaigh, genitive singular feminine bodaí, plural bodacha, comparative bodaí)

  1. (archaic) lusty, virile
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish botach (serf, rustic, peasant).

Noun[edit]

bodach m (genitive singular bodaigh, nominative plural bodaigh)

  1. boor, churl, lout
    Proverb:
    Tabhair rogha don bhodach agus tógfaidh sé an díogha.Give a beggar a horse and he will ride to the devil.
  2. male crab
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bodach bhodach mbodach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "bodach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • botach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic bodach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bodach (plural bodachs)

  1. (dialectal) old man

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish botach (serf, rustic, peasant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bodach m (genitive singular bodaich, plural bodaich)

  1. old man

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • botach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.