maol

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish máel(bald, hornless, blunt), from Proto-Celtic *maylos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maol (genitive singular masculine maoil, genitive singular feminine maoile, plural maola, comparative maoile)

    1. bare, bald
    2. bare, unprotected
      Proverb: Is maol gualainn gan bhráthair.‎ ― It is not good to stand alone.
    1. hornless
    2. cropped
  1. roofless, dismantled
  2. edgeless, blunt
  3. flattened; (geometry) obtuse
  4. (music, of tone) flat
  5. dense, obtuse
  6. late in day
  7. (intensifying)
    Bhí sé maol marbh.‎ ― He was stone dead; he was in a dead faint.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • maolagán(person with cropped hair)
  • maolaigh(to make or become bald)

Noun[edit]

maol m, f (genitive singular maoil or maoile, nominative plural maoil or maola)

  1. bare, bald object
    1. (literary) devotee
    2. servant
  2. blunt object
  3. dense, obtuse, person.
  4. (music) flat

Declension[edit]

Alternative declension

Derived terms[edit]

Noun 2[edit]

maol f (genitive singular maoile)

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

maol (present analytic maolann, future analytic maolfaidh, verbal noun maoladh, past participle maoltha)

  1. Alternative form of maolaigh

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish máel(bald, hornless, blunt), from Proto-Celtic *maylos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maol

  1. bald (head etc)
  2. hornless
  3. blunt (razor etc)
  4. (music) flat

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

External links[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • 1 mael” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.