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)
- (anatomy) chest; breast, bosom
- breast, upper front; (front) strip, face
Terms derived from ucht
- 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”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "ucht" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- “ucht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.