droch

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See also: droch-

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *drukos (compare Welsh drwg).

Adjective[edit]

droch

  1. bad

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *drokos, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰregʰ-.

Noun[edit]

droch m

  1. wheel
  2. circlet
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Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish droch ‎(bad), from Proto-Celtic *drukos.

Adjective[edit]

droch ‎(comparative miosa)

  1. bad

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike the majority of Scottish Gaelic adjectives, droch precedes the noun and lenites it.
  • Cannot be used on its own (without a noun).
  • Often prefixed to words to indicate a malignant subject, similarly to English ill-, as seen in Derived terms below.

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