cúramach

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See also: curamach and cùramach

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cúramach (solicitous, careful), equivalent to cúram +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cúramach (genitive singular masculine cúramaigh, genitive singular feminine cúramaí, plural cúramacha, comparative cúramaí)

  1. careful
  2. tender
  3. busy, full of care

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • anchúramach (over-solicitous; officious, adjective)
  • mórchúramach (exercising great care, great responsibility, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cúramach chúramach gcúramach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "cúramach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cúramach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • careful” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cúram (care, solicitude, responsibility) +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cúramach

  1. solicitous, careful

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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