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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