ollamh

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Irish ollamh, from Old Irish ollam ‎(doctor).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ollamh ‎(plural ollamhs)

  1. (historical) in Irish history, a man of science or learning, equivalent to a university professor

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ollam ‎(ollave; chief).

Noun[edit]

ollamh m ‎(genitive singular ollaimh, nominative plural ollúna)

  1. (literary) master-poet, ollave
  2. master, expert, learned man
  3. (education) professor

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ollamh n-ollamh hollamh t-ollamh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ollam ‎(ollave; chief).

Noun[edit]

ollamh m ‎(genitive singular ollaimh, plural ollamhan)

  1. doctor

Quotations[edit]

  1. 1781, anon., 'Oran caisiomachd do dh'albainn, ann aghaidh an olla shasgunnaich' [Glasgow] Glas-gho : [s.n.], 5.
  • Oran do'n Olla Shasgunnach, Samuel Johnson
Song to the English doctor, Samuel Johnson

Usage notes[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[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
  • ollam” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.