breac

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (speckled, spotted; trout). Cognate with Breton breac’h and Welsh brych.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

breac (genitive singular masculine bric, genitive singular feminine brice, plural breaca, comparative brice)

  1. speckled, spotted

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

breac (present analytic breacann, future analytic breacfaidh, verbal noun breacadh, past participle breactha)

  1. to speckle

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

breac m (genitive singular bric, nominative plural bric)

  1. trout

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
breac bhreac mbreac
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (speckled, spotted, variegated).

Adjective[edit]

breac (comparative brice)

  1. speckled, spotted, piebald
  2. embossed
  3. chequered
Declension[edit]

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative breac bhreac breaca
Vocative bhric bhric breac
Genitive bhric bhric/brice breac
Dative bhreac bhric breaca
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

breac (past bhreac, future breacaidh, verbal noun breacadh, past participle breacte)

  1. speckle
  2. sprinkle, scatter
Conjugation[edit]
Tense \ Voice Active Passive
Present a' breacadh --
Past bhreac bhreacadh
Future breacaidh breacar
Conditional bhreacadh bhreactadh

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (trout).

Noun[edit]

breac m (genitive singular bric, plural bric)

  1. trout, brown trout
  2. (dialect) salmon

References[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
  • 1 brecc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 brecc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.