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olc

olc

See also: ölç

Irish

Noun

olc m (genitive singular oilc, nominative plural oilc)

  1. evil
  2. bad (in the world; of people, things)
  3. misfortune

Declension

Adjective

olc (genitive singular masculine oilc, genitive singular feminine oilce, plural olca, comparative measa)

  1. bad, evil
  2. unfortunate
  3. wicked

Usage notes

Takes the adverbial construction go holc when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Bhí a mháthair go holc.
    His mother was wicked.

Declension

Synonyms

Mutation

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

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • olcc

Etymology

Compare Latin ulcus (English ulcer).

Adjective

olc (comparative messa)

  1. bad, evil

Descendants

  • Irish: olc
  • Scottish Gaelic: olc

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
olc unchanged n-olc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish olc.

Noun

olc m (genitive uilc)

  1. evil, wickedness
  2. harm, hurt
  3. infamy, mischief, wrongdoing

Adjective

olc (comparative miosa)

  1. evil, wicked, bad
  2. infamous, untoward, reprobate

Synonyms