ruadh

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Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ruadh ‎(genitive singular masculine ruaidh, genitive singular feminine ruaidhe, plural ruadha, comparative ruaidhe)

  1. Archaic spelling of rua.

Declension[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

ruadh m

  1. Archaic spelling of rua.

Noun 2[edit]

ruadh f ‎(genitive singular ruaidhe)

  1. Archaic spelling of rua.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rúad, from Proto-Celtic *roudos (compare Welsh rhudd), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ- (compare Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός(eruthrós), Sanskrit रुधिर(rudhirá), Old English rēad).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ruadh

  1. red, auburn
  2. redheaded
    'S e rìbhinn ruadh mhaiseach a th' innte.‎ ― She's a fair red-haired maiden.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used for dark, brownish red. For light, bright red, dearg is used.

Declension[edit]

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative ruadh ruadh ruadha
Vocative ruaidh ruadh ruadha
Genitive ruaidh ruaidh/ruaidhe ruadha
Dative ruadh ruaidh ruadha

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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