laoch

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish láech (warrior, layman), from Late Latin lāicus (lay, layman, laic), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, the people).

Noun[edit]

laoch m (genitive singular laoich, nominative plural laochra)

  1. (literary) layman
  2. warrior, hero

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative genitive plural: laoch

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References[edit]

  • "laoch" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • láech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish láech (warrior, layman), from Late Latin lāicus (lay, layman, laic), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, the people).

Noun[edit]

laoch m (genitive singular laoich, plural laoich)

  1. hero, champion, warrior

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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
  • láech” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.