Cú Roí

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name Cú Roí probably means "hound of the battlefield."

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Roí

  1. (Irish mythology) A king of Munster and a sorcerer who can transform at will. He was killed by Cúchulainn, but his death was avenged by his son Lugaid mac Con Roí, who was subsequently killed by Conall the Victorious.

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Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkuː ˈr͈oːi̯/

Proper noun[edit]

Roí m (genitive Con Roí)

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  1. a masculine given name
    • Annals of Ulster, annal 843.4
      Cinaedh m. Con Roi, rex Generis Loighaire, iugulatus est o Delbhni.
      Cinaedh, son of Cú Roí, king of the People of Leary, is killed by the Delbhni.
  2. a character in the Irish Ulster Cycle of myth.

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Cú Roí Chú Roí Cú Roí
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.