Gaelic-English Dictionary

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[m'] for : mo, my; precedes vow. and f asp.
['m] for : am, the art. and the verbal part.; follows prep. ending in vow.
[m'] for : mu, about, before; precedes poss.pron. beginning with vow. and the art. and the verbal part. an or am
[ma] if : ma ta, well then, very well
[mb] va. abuse, vilify, reproach angrily
[mabach] a. lisping, stammering, stuttering in speech
[mabair] nm. pl.+ean, stammerer, stutterer
[mac] nm. g.v. mic; pl. mic, son, the young of any animal
[Mac a' Chombaich] pnm. Colquhoun
[macan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little son, sonnie
[macanta] a. -ainte, meek, mild, gentle, `filial'
[macantas] nm. g.v. -ais, meekness, mildness, gentleness
[Mac-an-Rothaich] pnm. Munro
[Mac Gill-eathain] pnm. Maclean
[Mac Griogair] pnm. MacGregor
[Mac Lachlainn] pnm. MacLachlan
[Mac Nill Bharra] pnm. MacNeil of Barra
[Mac Rath] pnm. MacRae
[Mac Sheumais] pnm. Jamieson, MacHamish
[mach] n. out, without, outside, should be used only with v. of motion : am mach ort, out you go. See muigh
[machair] nf. g. -rach; pl. -raichean, field, plain, level country : A' mhachair ghallda, the low country, Lowland Scotland
[mac-leisg] nm. g.v. mic-; pl. mic-, lazy, indolent person
[mac-mthar] nm. mother's son; inflected on the first element
[mac-meanmna] nm. the fancy, the imagination
[macraidh] nf.ind. youths, regarded collectively
[mac-talla] nm.ind. echo
[madadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, dog, any wild animal of the dog species, hound, mastiff
[madadh-alluidh] nm. wolf; inflected on first element
[madadh-donn] nm. otter; inflected on both elements
[madadh-ruadh] nm. fox; inflected on both elements
[mdar] nm. g.v. -air, madder (dye stuff)
[maduinn] nf. g. maidne; pl. maidnean, morning
[mg] nf. g.d. mig; pl.+an, paw, ludicrous term for the hand
[mag] va. scoff, mock, deride
[mgair] va. -aran, creep, crawl, handle clumsily, paw
[magair] nm. pl.+ean, mocker
[mgaran] nm. g.v. -ain, creeping on all fours
[magh] nm. g.v. maigh; pl.+an, field, level country, plain
[maghar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, a bait for fishing with
[maide] nm. pl.+an, wood, timber, a stick
[maidne] See maduinn
[midsear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, a major in the army
[maighdean] nf. g.d. -inn; pl.+an, maid, maiden, virgin
[maigheach] nf. g.d. -ich; pl. -ichean, hare
[maighstir] nm. pl.+ean, master, title applied to clergymen of the Scottish Church : Maighstir Alasdair, the Rev. Alexander
[maighstir-sgoile] nm. schoolmaster
[mileid] nf. pl.+ean, bag, wallet, budget
[maille] nf.ind. delay, hindrance, slowness
[maille ri] for : am maille ri, along with
[mair] vn. -sinn, last, live, continue
[mairbh] See marbh
[mireach] for : am bireach : am mireach, an l mireach, tomorrow
[maireann] a. lasting, continuing, abiding, remaining
[Miri] pnf. Mary
[maise] nf.ind. beauty, comeliness, ornament, decoration
[maiseach] a. beautiful, comely, ornamental, decorated
[maith] a. farr, fharr and feobha, good, fit, useful, virtuous, becoming, valid, skilled, in good health, etc. : is maith leam, I am glad, I am pleased. See math
[maith] va. forgive, pardon
[maithean] nm. pl. nobles, upper class of society. See math
[maitheanas] nm. g.v. -ais, pardon, forgiveness
[maitheas] nm. g.v. -eis, goodness, kindness, bounty
[ml] nm. g.v. mil; pl.+an, rent, tax, tribute
[mla] nf. g.d. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, bag, budget, sack, bag of a bagpipe
[mala] nf. g.d. malaidh; pl. mailghean, eyebrow
[mal] See mol, shingle
[malairt] nf. pl.+ean, exchange, barter, buying and selling
[mlda] a. mild, calm, gentle, modest
[ml-dubh] nm. blackmail; inflected on both elements
[mall] a. maille and moille, slow, placid
[mallachd] nf. pl.+an, a curse, imprecation
[mallaich] va. curse, use imprecations
[mm] nm. g.v. mim; pl.+an, hill of a round, slowly rising form
[mm] nm. g.v. mim; pl.+an, the full of the two hands of any granulated substance
[manach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aich, monk
[manadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, omen, sign, portent
[mang] nf. g.d. maing; pl.+an, a fawn, year-old deer
[maodal] nf. g.d. -ail; pl.+an, paunch
[maoidh] va. and vn. grudge, upbraid, threaten
[maoilead] nm. g.v. -eid, baldness, bluntness. See maolad
[maoim] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, terror, alarm, consternation, panic, sudden burst or eruption, sudden attack, surprise attack
[maoin] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, wealth, property, goods and gear
[maol] nf. g. maoile; d. maoil; pl.+an, cape, promontory
[maol] a. bald, hornless, polled, blunt, pointless, edgeless, bare, easily deceived
[maolad] nm. g. -aid, baldness, bluntness, bareness. See maoilead
[maor] nm. g.v. maoir; pl. maoir, subordinate officer in various capacities, bailiff, officer of justice
[maorach] nm. g.v. -aich, shellfish of all kinds
[maor-rgh] nm. officer of court, messenger-at-arms; inflected on the first element
[maoth] a. soft, tender, delicate, effeminate
[maothaich] va. and vn. soften, alleviate, become softer, become delicate
[maothan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, the chest; a twig, bud
[mar] as, even as, how, in like manner, like, like as : mar sin, in the same manner, in that manner : mar so, in this manner : mar tha, already, as it is : mar gu'm b'ann, as 'twere
[mara] See muir
[marag] nf. g.d. -aig, pl.+an, pudding
[maraiche] nm. pl.+an, sailor, mariner
[mar an ceudna] in like manner, likewise, also
[maraon] phr. together, in concert, as one; accented on last syllable
[marbh] a. dead, lifeless, torpid, vapid, tasteless : na mairbh, the dead
[marbh] va. kill, slay
[marcach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean and -aich, rider, horseman
[marcachd] nf.ind. riding
[marcaich] va. -achd, ride
[marcaich-shne] nf.ind. riders of the storm; rain-drifts
[marg] nf. g.d. mairg; pl. margan, merk = 13/4 Scots : marg fearainn, mark-land, `Merksworth'
[margadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, market, buying and selling
[marsanta] nm. pl.+n, merchant, dealer in wares
[mart] nf. g.d. mairt; pl. mairt, cow
[ma's] if it be, or is
[ms] nm. g.v. mis; pl.+an, hip, buttock, bottom of any vessel
[masladh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, disgrace, affront, reproach
[maslaich] va. disgrace, affront, degrade, reproach
[ma t] if so, then, however, nevertheless
[math] a. good : bu mhath leam, I would like : gu math mr, pretty big : cha mhath leo, they care not to. See maith
[math] nm. g.v. maith; pl. maithean, a noble, a hero
[mathaich] va. manure land
[mthair] nf. g. -ar; pl. -raichean, mother, the dam of any beast, source : mathair-uisge, the source of a stream, wellhead; mathair-ionnstrumaid, the prime cause or agency
[meacan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, root, bulb
[meacanaich] nf. sobbing
[meachainn] nf. abatement, deduction, discretionary power
[meachair] a. soft, tender, delicate, agreeable
[meachar] nf. g.d. -air, control
[meadar] nm. g.v. -air; pl.+an, circular wooden vessel
[meadhail] nf. joy, glee. Also meadhar
[meadhon] nm. g.v. -oin; pl.+an, middle, centre, midst, waist, a mean
[meadhonach] a. intermediate, middling, indifferent
[meadhrach] a. glad, joyful, festive, lively
[mag] nm. g.v. mig, whey
[meal] va.+tainn, possess, enjoy
[meala] See mil
[meall] nm. g.v. mill; pl. mill and +an, lump, mass, mound, bunch, cluster; meallan, little lump, etc.
[meall] va. deceive, beguile, entice, cheat, defraud, disappoint
[meallain] in : clachan-meallain, which see
[meallanach] a. lumpy, knobby; abounding in lumps, heaps or hillocks
[mealltach] a. deceitful, unreliable, disappointing
[mealltaireachd] nf.ind. cheating, imposing
[mealtainn] v.n. enjoying, possessing
[meamhair] nf. pl.+ean, memory, remembrance; also meomhair
[mean] a. +a, minute, small
[manan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, yawn
[mananaich] nf. yawning
[meanbh] a. diminutive, small, minute : meanbh-litir, the smaller letters, in contradistinction to the capital letters
[meanbh-chuileag] nf. g. -eig; pl.+an, midge, gnat
[meanglan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, branch, twig, bough
[Meanachan] pnm. g.v. -ain, meaning `dwarfish person'
[meanmna] nm. g.v. +idh, spirit, mettle, magnanimity, bravery, courage
[meanmnach] a. high-spirited, mettled, magnanimous, brave courageous
[meanmnachd] nf.ind. mettle, spirit, fancy
[meann] nm. g.v. minn; pl. minn, kid, young roe
[mear] a. +a, merry, sportive, wanton, playful
[mearachd] nf. pl.+an, error, mistake
[mars] va. march
[meas] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, fruit
[meas] nm.ind. respect, regard, esteem, reputation, opinion, judgment, estimate, valuing
[meas] va. and vn. meas and +adh, judge, value, estimate, esteem, regard, respect
[measail] a. respectable, worthy, respected, valued, esteemed
[measair] nf. pl.+ean, tub (L.Sc. bine)
[measan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, lap-dog, messan
[measarra] a. temperate, moderate, reasonable
[measg] va. mingle, mix, stir together
[measg] in the phr. : am measg, among, amidst
[measgan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, a dish to hold butter
[meata] a. feeble, soft, cowardly, faint-hearted
[meath] va. and vn. become weak or timid; decay, fade; dishearten, discourage; move with pity, affect
[meidh] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a balance, weighing apparatus
[meidhich] va. weigh with scales or a balance
[meigead], [meigeart] nm. g. -eid or -eirt, the bleat of a goat : meigeartaich, meigeadaich, continued bleating of goats
[meigeil] nf.ind. bleating of goats
[mil] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, a bleat, as of sheep : milich, continued bleating of sheep
[meil] va. grind, pulverise
[min], [minn] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, mine; ore
[min], [minn] nf. g.+e, disposition, inclination, mind, desire
[minneadair] nm. pl.+ean, miner
[meirbh] va. digest in the stomach
[meirbh] a. feeble, spiritless, delicate
[meirg] va. and vn. rust, become rusty, cause to rust
[meirg] nf. g.+e, rust
[meirghe] nf. pl.+an, banner, troop
[mirle] nf.ind. theft, thieving
[mirleach] nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ich, thief
[mith] a. fat, greasy, corpulent; rich, as soil
[meg] nm. g.v. meig, whey. See mag
[meir] See meur
[meud] nm.ind. size, bulk, extent, measure; as many as : cia meud, how many, or how much : air mheud 's a their iad, notwithstanding what they say
[meudachd] nf.ind. bulk, size
[meudaich] va. and vn. increase, enlarge, extend, multiply, cause to increase, abound
[meur] nm. g.v. meir; pl. meir, finger, toe, branch, bough; branch of a family
[meuraich] va. finger, handle
[meuran] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, thimble, a little branch
[mhin] in the phr. : a mhin, only, alone : am fear sin a mhin, that man only
[mi] and [m] pron. I, me
[m-] pref. equaling in- and un- in Eng., meaning `opposite' or `want of'
[miabadh] nm. g.v. -aidh, affront, humiliation
[miadh] nm.ind. honour, esteem, respect, demand
[miagail], [miamhail] nf. mewing, as a cat
[mial] nf. g.+a, and mle; pl.+an, louse
[miannaich] See mananaich
[miann] nm. pl.+an, desire, inclination, will, longing : is miann leam, I wish, desire : leis am miann, who desires
[miannaich] va. and vn. desire, long for, covet
[mias] nf. g. mise; d. mis; pl.+an, plate, platter, flat dish
[mic] See mac
[mi-fhortanach] a. unfortunate
[mi-iomchuidh] a. unsuitable, unfit, improper
[mil] nf. g. meala, honey
[mi-laghail] a. unlawful
[mle] nf. pl. mltean, mile, thousand
[milis] a. sweet
[mill] va. spoil, destroy, mar, injure
[mltean] See mle
[mi-mhodh] nm. g.+a; pl.+an or +annan, bad manners, disrespect
[mi-mhodhail] a. unmannerly, unpolite, rude
[min] nf. g.+e, meal
[mn] a. soft, delicate, tender to the touch; smooth, even on the surface, mild, meek, calm, unruffled as water, pulverised, ground fine; fine, soft, as cloth or like fabric
[mi-ndurra] a. unnatural
[mnich] va. smooth, make small, pulverise, explain, expound, interpret
[minig] a. mionca, often, frequent
[ministear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, minister, clergyman
[minn] See meann
[miodal] nm. flattering, fawning, fair spokenness
[mogach] a. smiling, smirking, sly looking
[miolaran] nm. g.v. -ain, the whining of a dog when fawning
[mol-chu] nm. greyhound; inflected on the latter element
[momhaich] va. toss, abuse, maltreat
[momhail] a. for : mi-mhodhail
[mion] a. +a. See mean
[mionach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, bowels, entrails
[mionaid] nf. pl.+ean, minute of time
[mionn] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, oath, imprecation
[mionnaich] va. and vn. swear, vow, use imprecations
[morbhuil] nm. pl.+ean, miracle, wonder, prodigy
[morun] for : mi-rn
[mos] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, month
[miosa] a. worse, worst
[mothlachd] for : mi-thlachd
[mr] nm. g.+e; pl.+eannan, a bit, part, piece; luncheon
[mire] nm. pastime, playing, diversion, frolic; transport of rage or ardour
[mire-chath] nf. rage of battle, battle fury
[mireag] nf. g.d. -eig; playing, frisking, sporting
[mireagach] a. playful, frisking, sportive
[mireagaich] nm. playing, frolicking
[mi-riaghailt] nf. pl.+ean, irregularity, disorder, turbulence
[mi-rn] nm. g.v. -rin, malice, ill-will, spite
[misde] a. the worse of, the worse for
[misg] nf. g.+e, drunkenness, intoxication : air mhisg, drunk
[misgeach] a. drunken, addicted to intoxicating liquor
[misgear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, drunkard
[mise] emph.pron. I, me
[misneach] nm. g.v. -ich, courage, fortitude, spirit
[misneachail] a. courageous
[misnich] va. and vn. encourage, take courage
[mith] nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, obscure, humble person : mithean, the lower class
[mithich] nf.ind. time; proper, or fit, time or season : is mithich a bhi falbh, it is time to go
[mi-thlachd] nm. dissatisfaction
[mna], [mnatha], [mnathan] See bean
[mnaoi] See bean
[mo] poss.pron. my
[m] a. larger, bigger, greater, largest, etc. : cha mh bha mise, no more was I : na 's m, greater, no more : d is m leamsa iad, what the more care I
[moch] a. early, betimes, soon
[mochthrath] nf. morning, dawn of day
[md] nm. g.v. mid; pl.+an, court, trial, assembly
[modh] nm. g.+a; pl.+annan, manner, mode, method, good manners
[modhail] a. -ala, mannerly, polite
[mogan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, footless stocking (L.Sc. hugger)
[mogul] nm. g.v. -uil; pl.+an, husk, as of nut; mesh, interstice of net
[mid] nf. g.+e, greatness; a. more, the more
[mine] nf. g. mna; pl. -tean, a moss, a mossy place; peats, turf
[Moirreach] surname, Murray
[moit] nf. g.+e, sulkiness, pride, pettishness
[moiteil] a. sulky, pettish, proud
[mol] va. praise, recommend
[mol] nf. shingly beach; also, mal and mul
[molach] a. hairy, rough; stormy
[moll] nm. g.v. muill, chaff
[monadail] a. mountainous
[monadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, mountain, heathy expanse, mountain range
[Monadhchal-tuathaireach] pnm. Monachal-tuarach, place name
[monadh-frth] nm. deer forest; inflected on the first element
[monar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -airean, trifling thing or person : cha bu mhonar e, it was no trifling affair
[monmhur] nm. g.v. -uir; pl.+an, murmuring noise
[Mont-rs] pnm. Montrose, place name
[Mr] pnf. g.d. Mir, rendered in Eng. `Sarah' and `Marion';
Mrag, little Mr
[mr] a. motha and m, big, large, great, important, tall, of high rank, lofty, spacious; familiar; esteemed : cha mhr nach do thuit mi, I almost fell : tha iad mr aig a chile, they are great friends (L.Sc. they are great wi' ither) : tha e mr as fin, he is self-important
[mrachd] nf.ind. greatness, majesty, dignity
[Mrag] pnf. g.d. -aig. See Mr
[mrail] a. majestic, high-class
[morair] nm. pl.+ean, old personal title rendered in Eng. `lord'
[mralach] a. honourable
[mralachd] nf.ind. greatness, majesty, honour
[mran] nm. g.v. -ain, much, many, great quantity, great number
[mrchuis] nf. pride, splendour; ambition
[morghath] nm. g.+a; v. -aith; pl.+an, fishing spear
[mort] nm. g.v. moirt; pl. moirt, murder, murdering, slaying; also murt
[mort] va. mort and +adh, murder, slay
[mortair] nm. pl.+ean, murderer
[mr-thir] nf. pl.+ean, mainland, continent
[mosach] a. nasty, filthy, sordid, mean
[mosgail] va. and vn. -ladh, waken, rouse; awake, rise from sleep
[mosgain] nm. rottenness, mustiness
[motha] a. larger, greater; also, m
[mothaich] va. perceive, observe, feel, know, take notice
[mu] prep. about, around; of, concerning, on account of, for : mu'n cuairt, about, round about : mu thimcheall, about, around, concerning : mu choinneamh, opposite
[muc] nf. g. muice; d. muic; pl.+an, sow, pig
[mucag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, the fruit of the dog rose (L.Sc. hip)
[mch] va. quench, extinguish, suffocate, squeeze together
[mdan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, covering for a gun
[mugharn] nf. g. -airne; d. -airn; pl. -airnean, ankle
[muicfheoil] nf. g. -fheola, pork
[muidhe] nm. pl.+an or +achan, a churn; also, crannachan
[mig] nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, cloudiness, surliness, gloom, frown
[muigh] n. out, outside; used with v. of rest. See mach
[muileann] nm. g.v. -inn; pl.+an, mill
[muilichinn] See muinichill
[muillean] nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, million
[muillear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, miller
[muiltfheoil] nf. g. -fheola, mutton
[muime] nf. pl.+achan, nurse, stepmother
[muin] va. teach, instruct
[muin] nf.ind. back, back part of the neck and region immediately below same : air a mhuin, on his back, on top of him
[min] va. mn, micturate
[muineal] nm. g.v. -eil; pl. -eilean, neck of human being
[muing] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, horse's mane
[muinichill] nm. pl.+ean, sleeve; also, muilichinn
[muinighinn] nf. pl.+ean, confidence, trust, hope; dependence
[muinntir] nf. g. -reach, folks, people, household; relations, friends
[muir] nf. g. mara; pl. marannan, sea, ocean
[muirichinn] nf. children, family; burden, care
[mirn] nf. g.+e, affectionate joy, tenderness
[mul] nm. g.v. muil; pl.+an, conical heap, mound
[mul] See mol, shingly beach
[mul] nm. g.v. muil; pl.+an, axle, axle-tree
[mulachag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, a cheese
[mulad] nm. g.v. -aid; pl.+an, melancholy, sadness
[muladach] a. melancholy, sad
[mulan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, small stook of hay or corn
[mullach] nm. g.v. -aich; pl. -aichean, top, summit, upper end
[mult] nm. g.v. muilt; pl. muilt, wether. Better molt
[mu'm] before that, ere; precedes v. beginning with p,b,f,m
[mu'n] before that, ere; precedes v. beginning with vow. and con. other than p,b,f,m : mu'n robh iad ridh, before they were ready
[mu'n gann] before - hardly : mu'n gann a bha iad ridh, almost before they were ready
[mur] if not, except, unless
[mrlag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, fishing basket
[murrach] a. able, capable
[Murrachan] pnm. g.v. -ain, meaning `little capable one'
[murt] See mort
[murtair] See mortair
[mus an], [mus am] before that, lest, ere, for mu'n, mu'm
[musg] nf. g.d. muisg; pl.+an, musket
[msg] nm. g.v. misg; pl.+an, rheum of the eyes
[musgan] nm. g.v. -ain, dry rot in wood
[mth] va. change, alter
[mthadh] nm. g.v. -aidh; pl. -aidhean, changing, altering, difference, alternative
[mghadh] nm. g.v. -aidh, destruction : dol am mghadh, going to destruction

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