dreach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish drech (face, countenance; front; surface).

Noun 1[edit]

dreach m (genitive singular dreacha, nominative plural dreacha)

  1. facial appearance; look, expression; aspect
  2. face, surface

Declension[edit]

Noun 2[edit]

dreach f (genitive singular dreiche, nominative plural dreacha)

  1. (literary) front

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

dreach (present analytic dreachann, future analytic dreachfaidh, verbal noun dreachadh, past participle dreachta)

  1. (transitive) delineate, portray
  2. (transitive, theater) make up

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dreach dhreach ndreach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "dreach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 drech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dreach m (genitive singular dreacha, plural dreachan)

  1. draft, version
  2. form, appearance
  3. complexion, hue

Derived terms[edit]

  • mì-dhreach (deformity, disfiguration; bad look, unpleasant appearance, unpleasant exterior)

Mutation[edit]

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