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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish imbed, imbad, from Proto-Celtic *imbetom.



iomadh m (genitive singular iomaidh, no plural)

  1. a lot of, many, many a, a number of, various, diverse
    iomadh rudmany things, many a thing
    iomadh turasmany a time, often

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like English "many", only used for countable nouns.
  • Although describing more than one item, the noun following iomadh is in the singular.
  • In the nominative case the noun following iomadh remains in the nominative as well.


  • 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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)