caoch

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáech, from Proto-Celtic *kaikos, from Proto-Indo-European *káykos (one-eyed). Cognate with Welsh coeg (empty, vain, one-eyed, blind), Latin caecus (blind).

Noun[edit]

caoch m (genitive caoich, plural caocha)

  1. blind, purblind person, creature

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caoch

  1. (of creature) blind, purblind
  2. (of seed-vessel) blind, empty; (of place) blind, closed up
  3. (card games) nontrump

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

caoch (present analytic caochann, future analytic caochfaidh, verbal noun caochadh, past participle caochta)

  1. (transitive) blind; daze, dazzle
  2. (intransitive, of seed-vessel) become empty, wither
  3. (intransitive) close, become blocked
  4. (intransitive) wink (ar (at)); flicker

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caoch chaoch gcaoch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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