súgradh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish súgrad (act of playing; diversion, sport, mirth), possibly related to súcach (merry, cheerful, pleasant) and subae (joy, pleasure, happiness, merriment).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

súgradh m (genitive singular súgartha)

  1. (act of) playing, sporting; amusement, fun
  2. flirting

Usage notes[edit]

Effectively a verbal noun of a verb that has no finite or participial forms.

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Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • súgrach (playful, sportive, adjective)
  • súgracht f (playfulness, sportiveness)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
súgradh shúgradh
after an, tsúgradh
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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