earrach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish errach, from Proto-Celtic *wesrakos, enlargement of Proto-Celtic *wesr-, from Proto-Indo-European *wósr̥ (compare Latin vēr, Lithuanian vãsara (summer), Polish wiosna, Sanskrit वसन्त (vasanta, summer), वसर् (vasar, in the morning)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

earrach m (genitive singular earraigh, nominative plural earraigh)

  1. spring (season)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Seasons in Irish · séasúir (layout · text)
earrach (spring) samhradh (summer) fómhar (autumn) geimhreadh (winter)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
earrach n-earrach hearrach t-earrach
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 errach, from Proto-Celtic *wesrakos, enlargement of Proto-Celtic *wesr-, from Proto-Indo-European *wósr̥ (compare Latin vēr, Lithuanian vãsara (summer), Polish wiosna, Sanskrit वसन्त (vasanta, summer), वसर् (vasar, in the morning)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

earrach m (genitive singular earraich, plural earraichean or earraich)

  1. spring (season)
    Th' an t-earrach a' tighinn.Spring is coming.

Mutation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • 1 errach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.