mallachtach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mallachtach (accursed); synchronically, mallacht (curse, noun) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

Adjective[edit]

mallachtach (genitive singular masculine mallachtaigh, genitive singular feminine mallachtaí, plural mallachtacha, comparative mallachtaí)

  1. maledictory
  2. accursed

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

mallachtach f (genitive singular mallachtaí)

  1. (act of) cursing, swearing, profanity
    Synonym: mallachtóireacht

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • mallachtach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "mallachtach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • profanity” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • swearing” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.