breacaire

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From breac (speckle, dapple; mark with letters, figures; write; carve, engrave) +‎ -aire (agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

breacaire m (genitive singular breacaire, nominative plural breacairí)

    1. carver, engraver
    2. quern-picker
  1. engraving tool
  2. scrivener, scribbler

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • breacaire páipéir m (scribbler, scrivener)
  • breacaireacht f (variegation, chequering; carving, engraving; scribbling; doodling; fair amount; smattering)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
breacaire bhreacaire mbreacaire
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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