breac

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (speckled, spotted; trout), from Proto-Celtic *brikkos. 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]

Derived terms[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.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (speckled, spotted, variegated), from Proto-Celtic *brikkos.

Adjective[edit]

breac (comparative brice)

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. speckle
  2. sprinkle, scatter
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish brecc (trout).

Noun[edit]

breac m (genitive singular bric, plural bric)

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

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]