And we now have enough vocab for a Monty Python sketch.
Just curious- since it has the meaning of "stupid", would using this word to describe a person be particularly offensive?
Yes I would definitely be offended if someone described me using 'amaideach'
is "amaideach" endearing or insulting, like cute silly or imbecile stupid
It can be either but I wouldn't go using it on people you're not already friends with
Foolish should be in list if translations too
It’s not in the dictionary hints, but it’s accepted as an answer (as of 2016-01-10).
"silly" is a polite way of translating this - it is a mild insult (or a not-so-mild one) depending on the tone. Just like "fool".
I would consider foolish to be a better translation here
Could it be translated like "it is a silly man" too?
If the “it” is a masculine noun in Irish, then that would be possible.
Does amaideach have anything to do with "amateur", etymologically? It sounds rather close to me.
No. "Amateur" is derived from a Latin word that means "lover".
"sounds close" doesn't imply etymological relationships.