dorchacht

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dorcha +‎ -acht, from Old Irish dorchacht

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dorchacht f (genitive singular dorchachta)

  1. darkness, blackness
  2. eclipse
  3. mysteriousness

References[edit]

  • dorchacht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “dorċaċt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "dorchacht" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dorchae +‎ -acht

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dorchacht f

  1. darkness
  2. obscurity
  3. dimness of sight

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

References[edit]

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