sclábhaí

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Medieval Latin sclāvus (slave) (from Late Latin Sclāvus (Slav), from Byzantine Greek Σκλάβος (Sklábos)) + -aí.

Noun[edit]

sclábhaí m (genitive singular sclábhaí, nominative plural sclábhaithe)

  1. slave
  2. laborer, toiler
  3. hack, drudge
  4. mean, miserable person

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Further reading[edit]

  • scláb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • sclábuide” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "sclábhaí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “sclábhaí” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “sclábhaí” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.