Gaelic-English Dictionary

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[a] the voc. particle; precedes a noun in the voc. case, beginning with an asp.con.; and suffers elision before vow.
[a] his; poss.pron. precedes asp.con.; and suffers elision before vow.
[a] her; poss.pron. precedes unasp.con.; and takes h- before vow.
[a] for : do; fulfils the function of `that' in relative clauses; and precedes asp.con. of verb
[a] for : do; fulfils the function of `to' before infinitives; and precedes asp.con. of verb-noun
[a] for : do, de = to, off, in prepositional phrases; and precedes asp.con.
[a] for : an = in and from in prep.phr.; and precedes unasp.con.
[a'] the; art. precedes asp.con. of noun
[a'] for : ag = at, engaged in; precedes unasp.con. of verb-noun
[á] prep. out of. Note: the mark over `a' is not indicative of duration or accent
[a] part. which precedes numerals when they are used independently, as: a tri, three
[abaich] va. and vn. ripen, mature
[abaich] a. ripe, mature
[abaid] nf. pl.+ean, abbey
[abair] va. and vn.irr., say, utter, express
[Abar-eadhain] pnm. Aberdeen; inflected on first element
[àbhach] a. humorous, merry
[àbhachd] nf.ind. humour, sport, merriment
[abhag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, terrier
[abhainn] nf. g. aibhne; pl. aibhnean and aibhnichean, river, stream
[Abhainn-fàrn] pnf. the river Farn; inflected on first element
[Abhainn-fhaolain] pnf. the river Fillan; inflected on first element
[àbhaist] nf. pl.+ean, custom, habit, usage
[ablach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, mangled carcase
[abstol] nm. g.v. -oil; pl.+an, apostle
[aca] prep.pron. at them
[acaid] nf. pl.+ean, lancinating pain, stitch
[acain] nf. pl.+ean, moan, sob, sigh, complaint
[acair] nf. g. acrach; pl. acraichean, anchor
[acarsaid] nf. pl.+ean, anchorage
[acfhuinn] nf. pl.+ean, apparatus, implements, harness, salve
[ach] conj. but, except
[achadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, field
[achanaich] nf. pl.+ean, earnest prayer
[achd] nf. pl.+an, act, statute, decree
[achlais] nf. pl.+ean, armpit (L.Sc. oxter)
[achlasan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, anything carried under the arm
[achmhasan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, rebuke, reproof, reprimand
[achrannach] a. intricate, entangled
[acrach] a. hungry
[acras] nm. g.v. -rais, hunger
[a'd] for : ann do = in thy
[ad] for : do = thy
[ad] nf. g. aide; d. aid; pl.+an, hat
[adag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, shock of corn
[adag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, haddock
[adagaich] va. gather corn into shocks
[adhairceach] a. horned
[adhal] nm. g.v. -ail; pl. -ailean, flesh hook
[adhaltrannas] nm. g.v. -ais, adultery
[adhann] nf. See aghann
[adhar] nm. See athar
[adharc] nf. g.d. -airc; pl. -aircean, a horn
[adhart] nm. in the phrase : air adhart, forward
[adhlac] nm. g.v. -aic; pl.+an, a burial
[adhlaic] va. bury, inter
[àdhmhor] a. See àghmhor
[ag] nm.ind. doubt, hesitation
[ag] prep. at, engaged in; precedes v.n. beginning with vow., and also the word ràdh
[agad] prep.pron. at you, s.
[agaibh] prep.pron. at you, pl.
[againn] prep.pron. at us
[agair] va.+t, plead, crave, claim
[agam] prep.pron. at me
[agartas] nm. g.v. -ais; pl. -ais, plea, claim, law suit
[àgh] nm. g.v. àigh, happiness, luck, prosperity
[agh] nf. g. aighe, d. aigh; pl. aighean, hind, young cow
[aghaidh] nf. pl.+ean, face, surface, front : an aghaidh, against : air aghaidh, forward, onward
[aghann] nf. g. aighne; d. -ainn; pl. aighnean, pan, goblet
[aghart] See adhart
[àghmhor] a. happy, prosperous, lucky
[agus] conj. and
[a h-] poss.pron. her or its f. before vowels
[aibhne] See abhainn
[aibidil] nf. pl.+ean, alphabet
[aice] prep.pron. at her
[àicheadh] nm. g. -eidh, denying, renouncing, contradicting
[aicheamhail] nf. g. -la, revenge, reprisal
[àicheidh] va. -eadh, deny, refuse
[aidich] va. confess, own, acknowledge
[aidmheil] nf. pl.+ean, faith, religion, confession
[aifreann] nf. g. -inne, d. -inn; pl. -innean, mass (religious)
[aig] prep. at, in the possession of
[aige] prep.pron. at him
[aigeann] nm. g. -einn; pl. -einnean, abyss
[aigeantach] a. spirited, mettlesome
[aighear] nm. g.v. -eir, mirth, gaiety, gladness, joy
[aighearach] a. mirthful, gay, glad, joyous
[aigneadh] nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, temper, disposition, spirit
[ailbhinn] nf. flint, flinty rock
[aileadh] nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, mark, impression, trace, scar
[àileadh] nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, air, atmosphere; sense of smelling, scent
[aileag] nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, the hiccough
[àilean] nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, a green, meadow
[Ailean] pnm. g.v. -ein, Allan
[àilear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, porch
[àill] nf. g.+e, desire, will, pleasure
[àilleachd] nf.ind. beauty, comeliness
[ailm] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, helm
[aimbeart] nf. g.d. -eirt, poverty, want, indigence, distress
[aimheal] nm. g.v. -eil, vexation, grief
[aimhleas] nm. g.v. -eis, harm, injury, hurt
[aimhreidh] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, confusion, disturbance, disagreement, contention
[aimhreit] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, (as aimhreidh)
[aimsir] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, time, season, weather
[aimsireil] a. temporal, worldly, seasonable
[aindeoin] nf. reluctance, compulsion
[Aindreas] pnm. g.v. -eis, Andrew
[aineolach] a. ignorant
[aineolas] nm. g.v. -ais, ignorance
[ainfhiach] nm. g.v. -eich; pl.+an, debt, obligation
[aingeal] nm. g.v. -il; pl. -glean, angel
[aingeal] nm. g.v. -il; pl. -glean, fire
[aingidh] a. wicked, impious
[ainm] nm. pl.+eannan, name
[ainmeil] a. renowned, celebrated
[ainmhidh] nm. pl.+ean, brute, animal, beast
[ainmich] va. name, nominate, mention
[ainmig] a. rare, seldom, scarce
[ainneamh] See annamh
[ainneart] nm. g.v. -eirt, violence, force, oppression
[ainnir] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, virgin
[ainnis] a. needy, destitute; also, ainniseach
[ainniseachd] nf.ind. poverty, destitution
[aintighearnas] nm. g.v. -ais, tyranny, oppression
[air] prep. before; precedes asp.con. of noun in idiomatic phrases
[air] prep. on, upon
[air] prep. after; precedes v.n. with the force of the Eng. past participle
[air] prep.pron. on him; carries the accent
[airc] nf. g.+e, distress, hardship, poverty
[àird] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, height or promontory
[àird] nf. g.+e, preparation, order, condition, state
[àirde] nf. pl.+an, point of the compass; (L.Sc. airt) : an àirde deas, the south : an àirde near, the east : an àirde niar, the west : an àirde tuath, the north
[àirde] nf. height, altitude, highness : air àirde, in height : an àirde, up, upward
[aire] nf.ind. heed, notice, attention, intention, watching
[aireachail] a. attentive, observant, watchful
[àireamh] nf. g. -eimh, number, quantity, numbering, numeration
[airean] nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, ploughman
[airgead] nm. g.v. -id, silver, money (L.Sc. siller); airgead-cinn, head-money, a reward for an outlaw's head : airgead-iasaid, borrowed money
[àiridh] better [àirigh] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, hill pasture
[àireachan] n.pl. pastures
[airidh] a. worthy, deserving, meriting
[airidheachd] nf.ind. worth, merit
[airm] n.pl. of arm, arms, weapons; see arm
[àirneag] nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, sloe
[àirneis] nf.ind. household furniture, movables
[air-neo] phr. else, otherwise
[airsneal] nm. g. -eil, weariness, fatigue, heaviness, sadness
[airsnealach] a. weary, fatigued, sorrowful, sad
[air son] phr. for; on account of; instead of; by reason of
[ais] in the phrase : air ais, back, backwards : rach air t'ais, go back
[aisde] prep.pron. out of her
[aiseag] nm. g.v. -eig; pl.+an, ferry
[aiseirigh] nf.ind. resurrection
[aisig] va. aiseag, restore; ferry over
[aisil] nf. g. aisle; pl.+ean, axle-tree
[aisinn] nf. g. -ne; pl. aisnean, rib
[aisling] nf. pl.+ean, dream, vision
[ait] a. glad, joyful
[àite] nm. pl.+an or +achan, place
[aiteal] nm. g.v. -eil; pl.+an, glimpse, transient view
[aiteam] nm. g.v. -eim, people, folk, persons
[aiteamh] nm. g.v. -eimh, thaw
[aiteas] nm. g.v. -eis, gladness, joyfulness
[aitheamh] nf. g.d. -eimh; pl.+an, fathom
[aithghearr] a. +a; short, concise, brief, soon, quick
[àithn] va. command, bid, enjoin
[àithne] nf. pl. àithntean, commandment, injunction, bidding
[aithne] nf.ind. knowledge, acquaintance : is aithne dhomh, I know : d' an aithne, who knows : an aithne dhuit, do you know?
[aithnich] va. -eachadh, know, recognise
[aithnichte] v.a. known
[aithreach] a. penitent, repentant
[aithreachas] nm. g.v. -ais, penitence, repentance
[aithris] va. aithris, tell, repeat, rehearse
[aithris] nf. pl.+ean, recital, narration, rehearsal, imitation : air aithris, repeated, told
[àitich] va. inhabit, dwell
[aitreabh] nm. g.v. -eibh; pl. -eibh, building, steading
[àl] nm. g.v. àil, brood, generation, progeny
[àlach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, brood, tribe, generation; set of oars, set of nails
[àlaich] va. bear, produce, bring forth, multiply
[Alasdair] pnm. Alexander
[Alba] or [Albainn] pnf. g. Albann, Scotland
[Albannach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, Scotsman : Ban-albannach, Scotswoman; a. Scottish
[allaban] nm. g.v. -ain, wandering : air allaban, roving
[allaidh] a. wild, fierce, savage
[allt] nm. g.v. uillt; pl. uillt, stream, brook
[alltan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain and +an, streamlet, burn
[alt] nm. g.v. uilt; pl. uilt, joint, joining, condition, order : as an alt, out of joint : air alt, on condition
[altachadh-beatha] nm. g. -aidh-bh-, salutation, welcome
[altaich] va. relax the joints; thank, salute
[altair] nf. g. -rach, pl. -raichean, altar
[altrum] va. altrum, nurse, foster, cherish, rear
[àluinn] a. àilne, handsome, beautiful, elegant, splendid
[am] art. the; precedes nouns beginning with p, b, m, f unasp.
[am] fulfils the function of `whom', `which', and precedes verbs beginning with p, b, m, f unasp. See an
[am] interrog.part.; precedes verbs beginning with p, b, m, f unasp.
[am] poss.pron. their; precedes nouns beginning with p, b, m, f unasp.
[am] for : mo, my
[a'm] for : ann mo, in my
[am] prep. in; precedes nouns beginning with p, b, m, f unasp.
[àm] nm. g.+a; pl.+annan, time. The mark over `a' does not imply duration
[amadan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, fool
[amaid] nf. pl.+ean, foolish woman
[amaideachd] nf.ind. foolishness, folly
[amail] va. -aladh, hinder, prevent, obstruct
[amais] va. -as and -asadh, hit a mark, find
[amannan] See àm
[amar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -raichean, trough, channel, mill-lade
[amas] nm. g.v. -ais, hitting a mark, finding
[amh] a. raw, crude, unsodden, dull, lifeless
[amhach] nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, neck of an animal
[amhairc] va. amharc, look, observe
[amharc] v.n. looking
[amharus] nm. g. -uis, suspicion, doubt, mistake
[àmhghar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, affliction, anguish
[amhlair] nm. pl.+ean, dull, stupid person, boor
[amhluadh] nm. g.v. -luaidh; pl. -luaidhean, confusion, dismay, trouble; astonishment
[amhluidh] a. as, like as
[amhran] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, and +an, a song; commonly ̣ran
[amhuil] a. as, like as, even as
[àmhuinn] nf. pl.+ean, oven, furnace
[an] art. the; precedes unasp.cons. and vows., except p, b, f, m
[an] fulfils the functions of `whom', `which', and precedes verbs, except those beginning with p, b, m, f
[an] prep. in
[an] interrog.part.; precedes verbs, except those beginning with p, b, f, m
[an] poss.pron. their; precedes nouns except those beginning with p, b, f, m
[anabarr] nm. excess, superfluity
[anabarrach] a. exceeding, excessive, exceedingly
[anablas] nm. g.v. -ais, insipidity
[ana-cothrom] nm. g.v. -ruim, injustice, injury
[ana-creidmheach] nm. g.v. -eich; pl. -eich, unbeliever, infidel
[ana-criosd] nm. Antichrist
[ana-cuimseach] a. excessive
[anail] nf. g. analach; pl.+ean, breath, breeze, air
[anainn] nf. pl.+ean, the top of a house wall, eaves
[anam] nm. g. anma; v. -aim; pl.+annan, soul, life
[anart] nm. g.v. -airt; pl.+an, linen
[anbharr] nm. excess
[an-ḍchas] nm. g.v. -ais, despair
[anfhainne] nf.ind. feebleness, weakness
[anfhainneachd] nf.ind. feebleness, weakness
[anfhann] a. +a, feeble, weak
[anmoch] a. late : an t-anmoch, evening, night
[ann] prep.pron.; in him, therein, in existence, there; carries the accent
[ann] prep. in. See an
[Anna] pnf. Anne
[annad] prep.pron. in you, s.
[annaibh] prep.pron. in you, pl.
[annainn] prep.pron. in us
[annam] prep.pron. in me
[annamh] a. rare, scarce, seldom
[annas] nm. g.v. -ais; pl.+an, novelty, rarity
[annasach] a. rare, unusual, strange
[annlann] nm. g.v. -ainn, condiment, `kitchen'
[anns] prep. in; precedes the art. The s of anns belongs in reality to the art.
[annsa] a. dearer, more beloved
[annsachd] nf.ind. love, affection; person beloved
[annta] prep.pron. in them
[anntlachd] nm.ind. displeasure, disgust
[an t-] art. the; precedes vow. and s in certain conditions
[aobhach] a. joyous, glad, cheerful
[aobhar] nm. g.v. -air; pl.+an, cause, reason, subject matter
[aobrann] nm. g.v. -ainn; pl.+an, ankle
[ao-coltach] a. unlike, dissimilar, improbable
[aodach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, cloth, clothes
[aodann] nf. g.d. -ainn; pl.+an, face, visage, surface
[ao-d́onach] a. leaky, not waterproof
[ao-ḍchas] nm. g.v. -ais, despair, despondency
[aogais] See eugmhais
[aogasg] nm. g.v. -aisg; pl. -aisgean, face, appearance
[aoghaire] nm. pl.+an, herdsman, shepherd, pastor
[aoibhneach] a. pleasant, cheerful, joyful, happy
[aoibhneas] nm. g.v. -eis, pleasure, joy, gladness
[aoigh] nm. pl.+ean, guest
[aoigheachd] nf.ind. hospitality, guesthood
[aoigheil] a. -eala, kind, courteous, affable, hospitable
[aoin] See aon
[aoir] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, satire, lampoon
[aoirneagan] nm. g. -ain, wallowing, weltering, rolling on the ground
[aois] nf. +e; pl.+ean, age
[aol] nm. g.v. aoil, lime
[aolach] nm. g.v. -aich, dung, manure
[aom] va. incline, bend, droop, yield
[aon] num. g. aoin, one; a piece : each an t-aon, a horse a piece, or each
[aonach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, a heath, a steep
[aonaich] va. unite, reconcile, join in one, side with
[aonar] nm. and f.g. -air, one person
[aonaran] nm. g.v. -ain, solitary person, hermit
[aonaranach] a. desolate, lonely, solitary
[aonta] nm. and f. lease, vote, assent
[aontaich] va. accede, consent, acquiesce, agree
[aoradh] nm. g.v. -aidh, worship
[aosda] a. aged
[aosda] nm.ind. aged one
[aotrom] a. -uime, light, giddy
[aotruime] a. lighter, giddier
[aparan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, apron
[ar] our; precedes nouns beginning with con.
[ar] in the phrases : ar leam, methinks : ar leis, etc.
[ar] over, above, before num. as : ar fhichead
[àr] va. àr, plough, till, cultivate
[àr] v.n. ploughing, tilling, cultivating
[àrach] nm. g.v. -aich, rearing, nursing
[àraich] va. rear, nurse
[àraich] nf. pl.+ean, field, plain, field of battle
[àraidh] a. a certain, some, special, particular
[aran] nm. g.v. -ain, bread
[araon] phr. both, together, as one; accented on the second syllable
[arbhar] nm. g.v. -air, corn
[àrcan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, a cork, stopple
[àrd] a. high, lofty, great, eminent, loud; n. a height, eminence
[àrdaich] va. raise aloft, exalt, elevate
[àrdan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, eminence, hill, height
[àrdan] nm. g.v. -ain, pride, haughtiness, anger
[àrdanach] a. proud, passionate
[Ard-bhruchailt] pnm. Ardvruchilt; inflected on first element
[àrd-chomhairle] nf. pl.+an, supreme court, Parliament
[àrd-dorus] nm. g.v. -uis; pl. -dorsan. See fardorus
[àrd-easbuig] nm. pl.+ean, archbishop
[àrd-inntinneach] a. high-minded
[Ard-mhoirlich] pnm. Ardvorlich; inflected on first element
[àrd-thainistear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an; lord-regent; inflected on second element
[àrd-thigh-oilein] nm. college; inflected on second element
[argumaid] nf. pl.+ean, argument
[arm] nm. g.v. airm; pl. airm, weapon
[arm] nm. g.v. airm; pl. airm, army : anns an arm dhearg, in the Eng. army
[armachd] nf.ind. armour, arms
[armaich] va. gird on arms, arm
[armailt] nm. pl.+ean, army
[àrmunn] nm. g.v. -uinn; pl. -uinn, warrior
[ar n-] our; precedes nouns beginning with vow.
[àros] nm. g.v. -ois; pl.+an, house, mansion
[ars] quoth; precedes words beginning with vow.; arsa, precedes words beginning with con.
[àrsaidh] a. old, ancient
[Art] pnm. g.v. Airt, Arthur
[as] prep. out of, from out
[as] prep.pron. out of him; carries the accent
[asad] prep.pron. out of you, s.
[asaibh] prep.pron. out of you, pl.
[asainn] prep.pron. out of us
[asal] nf. g.d. asail; pl.+an, ass
[asbhuain] nf. stubble
[asda] prep.pron. out of them
[aslaich] va. beseech, supplicate
[as t-] for : anns an t-, in phrases like : as t-fhoghar, in the harvest time : as t-samhradh, in the summer time
[astair] See astar
[astar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, distance, journey; rate of speed, momentum : gu astar, to making distance, i.e. travelling
[at] vn. at, swell, puff up, become tumid
[at] v.n. swelling, becoming tumid
[ath] a. and pref. the next, again; precedes nouns; corresponds to pref. re-; is attached to verbs by hyphen, with the meaning `again'
[àth] nf. g. -a; d. -àith; pl.+an, kiln for drying grain
[àth] nm. g.v. àith; pl.+annan, ford
[athair] nm. g. -ar; pl. -raichean, father
[athair-céile] nm. g. -ar-chéile; pl. -raichean-céile, father-in-law
[athais] nf. leisure
[Athall] pnm. g.v. -aill, Athol
[athar] nm. g.v. -air, air, atmosphere, sky; also adhar
[athar] See athair
[atharrach] nm. g.v. -aich, change, alteration : an t-atharrach, the alternative
[atharrachadh] v.n. changing, altering, removing
[atharraich] va. change, alter, remove
[ath-bheothaich] va. revive, refresh, rekindle
[ath-lath] nm. pl. -làithean, next day
[ath-leasaich] va. reform, amend
[ath-uair] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, next time


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