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From Old Irish ucht (breast, bosom; bosom; lap; the breast of an animal), from Proto-Indo-European *peg- (breast) (compare Latin pectus).


ucht m (genitive singular uchta, nominative plural uchtanna)

  1. (anatomy) chest; breast, bosom
  2. lap
  3. breast, upper front; (front) strip, face


Derived terms[edit]

  • as ucht (for the sake of, on account of, on behalf of, in return for)
  • in ucht (facing, in face of)
  • le hucht (in front of, before, in anticipation of, for the purpose of)
  • móruchtúil (stout-hearted, courageous)
  • uchtach (breastplate; pectoral; chest-protector, plastron; breast of hill, upward slope, rise)
  • uchtach (pectoral)
  • uchtaigh (adopt, verb)
  • uchtán (load carried between arms and chest, armful; lapful; small upward slope, rise)
  • uchtbhalla, uchtbharr (parapet)
  • uchtbhorrthóir (chest-expander)
  • uchtdruilire (breast-drill)
  • uchtleanbh (adopted child)
  • uchtmhac (adopted son)
  • uchtóg (armful; small heap; rise (in ground); bump (in road))
  • uchtphláta (breastplate)
  • uchtráille (breastwork)
  • uchtúil (full-chested; courageous)


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