oscar

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See also: Oscar, Óscar, and Òscar

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

oscar (plural oscars)

  1. Astronotus ocellatus, a cichlid fish, native to South America, sometimes kept in aquariums.

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish oscar (outsider, new-comer, stranger; layperson, non-professional person; unskilled person, ignorant person; foe, enemy (especially an unknown one or stranger); (in late poetry) warrior, hero).

Noun[edit]

oscar m (genitive singular oscair, nominative plural oscair)

  1. (literary) warrior, hero

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish oscor, oscar m (leap, bound).

Noun[edit]

oscar m (genitive singular oscair, nominative plural oscair)

  1. leap, bound; agility
  2. (swimming) stroke
Alternative forms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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