mallacht

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maldacht, mallacht, from Latin maledictiō (curse, condemnation, slander). Compare beannacht (blessing, greeting), from Old Irish bennacht, from Latin benedictiō.

Noun[edit]

mallacht f (genitive singular mallachta, nominative plural mallachtaí)

  1. curse, malediction
    Synonyms: eascaine
    Antonyms: beannacht

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "mallacht" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • mallacht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “mallacht” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “mallacht” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin maledictiō (curse, condemnation, slander).

Noun[edit]

mallacht f, m

  1. curse, malediction

Inflection[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
mallacht
also mmallacht after a proclitic
mallacht
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
mallacht
also mmallacht after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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