feidhmeannach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From feidhmeanna +‎ -ach, from feidhm (use, application; service; function; business, affair; effect, effectiveness; need, necessity).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfʲəimʲən̪ˠəx]

Noun[edit]

feidhmeannach m (genitive singular feidhmeannaigh, nominative plural feidhmeannaigh)

  1. (government) functionary, official
  2. (business) executor, executive
  3. agent, servant

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Related terms[edit]

  • feidhmeannas m (function, service; office, capacity; position, employment)

Adjective[edit]

feidhmeannach (genitive singular masculine feidhmeannaigh, genitive singular feminine feidhmeannaí, plural feidhmeannacha, comparative feidhmeannaí)

  1. functional; capable, efficient; forceful, strong

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feidhmeannach fheidhmeannach bhfeidhmeannach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "feidhmeannach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • bureaucrat” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • executive” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • executor” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • functionary” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • official” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.