brécach

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bréc +‎ -ach

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brécach

  1. lying, false, deceitful

Declension[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative brécach brécach brécach
Vocative brécaig*
brécach**
Accusative brécach brécaig
Genitive brécaig brécaige brécaig
Dative brécuch brécaig brécuch
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative brécaig brécacha
Vocative brécachu
brécacha
Accusative brécachu
brécacha
Genitive brécach
Dative brécachaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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