dòchasach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dòchas +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dòchasach (genitive singular masculine dòchasaich, comparative dòchasaiche)

  1. expectant, hopeful, prospective
    Antonym: eu-dòchasach

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used about people - when referring to situations, gealltanach is used:
    Tha sinn dòchasach mun t-suidheachdadh.We're hopeful about the situation.
    Tha an t-suidheachadh gealltanach.The situation is hopeful.

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • dòchasach” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.