maiseach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maisech; synchronically, maise ‎(adornment, beauty; becomingness, comeliness) +‎ -ach.

Adjective[edit]

maiseach ‎(genitive singular masculine maisigh, genitive singular feminine maisí, plural maiseacha, comparative maisí)

  1. decorative, beautiful
  2. elegant
  3. becoming, comely

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maisech; synchronically, maise ‎(beauty, grace) +‎ -ach.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maiseach ‎(genitive singular masculine maisich, genitive singular feminine maisiche, comparative maisiche)

  1. beautiful, lovely, handsome, fair, graceful
    "A rìbhinn maiseach Sgitheanach"‎ ― "O fair maiden from Skye"
  2. modest
  3. of engaging manners
  4. ornamental
  5. having an imposing appearance

Declension[edit]

First declension; forms of the positive degree:

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative maiseach mhaiseach maiseach
Vocative mhaisich mhaisich maiseach
Genitive mhaisich maisiche maiseach
Dative mhaiseach mhaisich maiseach

Comparative/superlative: maisiche

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