feuch

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Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

feuch (present analytic feuchann, future analytic feuchfaidh, verbal noun feuchaint, past participle feuchta)

  1. Dated spelling of féach.

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feuch fheuch bhfeuch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic or imitative. Origins are uncertain and may reflect multiple, independent etymologies. Scottish National Dictionary suggests that the "beat" senses may be influenced by fauch "to claw; to toil". Attested in various senses since the mid 1700s.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

feuch (third-person singular present feuchs, present participle feuchin, past feuched, past participle feuched)

  1. To smoke (tobacco, etc.)
  2. To beat soundly; to work energetically

Noun[edit]

feuch (plural feuchs)

  1. A smoke; a puff (on a pipe, etc.)
  2. A strike; a blow
  3. A state of excitement or fury; an uproar

Interjection[edit]

feuch

  1. Indication of impatience or disgust

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish féchaid, fégaid, apparently from Old Irish do·éccai, but with difficulties regarding the second consonant.

Verb[edit]

feuch (past dh'fheuch, future feuchaidh, verbal noun feuchainn, past participle feuchte)

  1. try, attempt
  2. try out, test, check, see