gionach

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gi(u)n ‎(mouth), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu- ‎(cheek, jaw, chin). Compare Welsh gen ‎(cheek, chin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gionach

  1. greedy, avaricious, gluttonous
  2. ravenous, voracious, avid, keen
    leughadair gionach - an avid reader
  3. ambitious

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