smacht

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smacht

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of smachten
  2. imperative of smachten

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish smacht (rule, control, punishment).

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Noun[edit]

smacht m (genitive singular smachta, nominative plural smachta)

  1. (literary) rule, regulation, ordinance
  2. rule, dominion, sway; subjection
  3. control, restraint, discipline
    Ní bhíonn an rath ach mar a mbíonn an smacht.
    There can be no progress without discipline.
    (proverb)
  4. (literary) penalty, fine

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
smacht not applicable not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • smacht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “smaċt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "smacht" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.