fraoch

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish fráech, from Old Irish froích, fróech, from Proto-Celtic *wroikos (compare Welsh grug, Middle Breton groegan), from an unknown non-Indo-European source (compare Czech vřes, Latvian virsis, Ancient Greek ἐρείκη (ereíkē)).

Noun[edit]

fraoch m, f (genitive singular fraoigh or fraoighe)

  1. heather
  2. heath, moor
Declension[edit]
  • Variant genitive singular: fraoich
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish fráech m (rage, fury, fierceness).

Noun[edit]

fraoch m (genitive singular fraoich)

  1. fierceness, fury
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • fraochnimh f (venomous anger)
  • fraochta (fierce, furious, enraged, adjective)
Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fraoch fhraoch bhfraoch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1 fráech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 fráech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "fraoch" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “fraoch” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “fraoch” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish fráech, from Old Irish froích, fróech, from Proto-Celtic *wroikos, from a non-Indo-European source.

Noun[edit]

fraoch m (genitive singular fraoich, no plural)

  1. heath, heather, ling
  2. bristles
  3. anger
  4. girning expression of countenance

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fraoch fhraoch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • 1 fráech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 fráech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.