eallach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish ellach ‎(act of taking possession), from Old Irish ellach ‎(act of joining).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eallach m ‎(genitive singular eallaigh, nominative plural eallaí)

  1. cattle
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 22:
      ḱērd ə ńīs nə strænšəŕī šin ən̄šó? ȷīln̥̄ šēd ȧl̄əx.
      conventional orthography: Céard a níos na strainséirí sin anseo? Díolann siad eallach.
      What do those strangers do here? They sell cattle.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
eallach n-eallach heallach t-eallach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ellach ‎(goods, property, livestock).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eallach f, m ‎(genitive singular eallacha, plural eallachan or eallaichean)

  1. burden, armful, load
  2. trick
  3. battle, charge
  4. bracket
  5. herd
  6. cattle given as tocher or dot

Usage notes[edit]

Always masculine in the west of Ross-shire.