mac

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See also: Mac, MAC, maç, and mac-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from mackintosh

Noun[edit]

mac ‎(plural macs)

  1. Short for mackintosh (a raincoat).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from macaroni

Noun[edit]

mac ‎(uncountable)

  1. Short for macaroni.
    Is there any mac and cheese left?
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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish macc, from Primitive Irish ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ‎(maqqi, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos ‎(son), (compare Welsh mab, Gaulish mapos, Maponos), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ- ‎(long, thin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mac m ‎(genitive singular mic, nominative plural mic)

  1. son
  2. A common prefix of many Irish and Scottish names, signifying "son of".
    Dónall óg donn Mac Lochlainn‎ ― young, brown-haired Donald, son of the Scandinavian

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mac mhac unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

mac

  1. rafsi of manci.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish macc, from Primitive Irish ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ‎(maqqi, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos ‎(son), perhaps, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ- ‎(long, thin).

Noun[edit]

mac m ‎(genitive singular mic, plural mec)

  1. son

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mac vac unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 mac, macc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Slavic language, compare Serbo-Croatian and Polish mak.

Noun[edit]

mac m ‎(plural maci)

  1. poppy
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

Interjection[edit]

mac

  1. quack, sound made by ducks.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish macc, from Primitive Irish ᚋᚐᚊᚊᚔ ‎(maqqi, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *makkʷos, a variant of *makʷos ‎(son), perhaps, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂ḱ- ‎(long, thin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mac m ‎(genitive singular mic, plural mic)

  1. son
  2. Commonly used as a prefix of Irish and Scottish surnames, meaning son.
    MacDhòmhnaill ‎(MacDonald, literally son of Donald, Donaldson)

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