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sealbhach

sealbhach

Irish

Adjective

sealbhach (genitive singular masculine sealbhaigh, genitive singular feminine sealbhaí, plural sealbhacha)

  1. having possessions
  2. possessive
    1. (of a person) possessive, grasping
    2. (grammar) possessive
  3. (law) possessory

Declension

Derived terms

  • aidiacht shealbhach f (possessive adjective)
  • forainm sealbhach m (possessive pronoun)
  • teideal sealbhach m (possessory title)
  • tuiseal sealbhach m (possessive case)

Noun

sealbhach m (genitive singular sealbhaigh, nominative plural sealbhaigh)

  1. (grammar) possessive (case)
  2. flock
    1. flock, herd
    2. flock, number, group
  3. occupier; possessor, holder, occupant

Declension

Synonyms

  • (possessive case): tuiseal sealbhach m
  • (flock, herd, number, group): sealbhán m
  • (occupier; possessor, holder, occupant): sealbhóir m

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sealbhach shealbhach
after an, tsealbhach
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish selbach (having great possessions; possessive, grasping; an owner, a landholder), from selb (property, appurtenance, domain, possessions; a flock, a herd; property, estate; ownership, possession); synchronically sealbh (possession; inheritance; luck, good luck) + -ach (adjectival suffix).

Adjective

sealbhach (genitive singular feminine sealbhaiche)

  1. fortunate, lucky
  2. prosperous
  3. (grammar, etc.) possessive

Derived terms

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • selbach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.