uchtach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish uchtach (breast-plate, stomacher, poitrel or breast ornament for horses), from ucht (breast, bosom; lap; the breast of an animal).

Noun[edit]

uchtach m (genitive singular uchtaigh, nominative plural uchtaigh)

  1. breastplate; (ecclesiastical, pharmacy, armour) pectoral; chest-protector, plastron
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish uchtach (elevation, hillock; a hill, height or steep, the front of a hill; the breast of a mountain, an acclivity), from ucht (breast, bosom; lap).

Noun[edit]

uchtach m (genitive singular uchtaigh, nominative plural uchtaigh)

  1. breast of hill, upward slope, rise
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

uchtach m (genitive singular uchtaigh)

  1. courage, encouragement, hope, spirit
  2. strength of voice, vigor of speech
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From ucht (chest; breast, bosom) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix)

Adjective[edit]

uchtach (genitive singular masculine uchtaigh, genitive singular feminine uchtaí, plural uchtacha)

  1. pectoral
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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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