madra

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See also: maðra

Drehu[edit]

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Noun[edit]

madra

  1. blood

Adjective[edit]

madra

  1. red

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmˠad̪ˠɾˠə]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish madrad, matrad.

Noun[edit]

madra m (genitive singular madra, nominative plural madraí)

  1. dog
    Is teann gach madra ag a dhoras féin. (A cock is bold on his own dunghill., literally Every dog is bold at his own door.) —Proverb
    An té a bhuailfeadh mo mhadra bhuailfeadh sé mé féin. (Love me love my dog., literally Whoever beats my dog beats me.) —Proverb
    Tá an madra marbh! (The fat is in the fire!, literally The dog is dead!)
    Synonyms: , gadhar, madadh
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

madra m (genitive singular madra)

  1. Alternative form of madar (madder)
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
madra mhadra not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "madra" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “madraḋ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • madrad, matrad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “madra” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “madra” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.