caora

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸrāk-.

Noun[edit]

caora f (genitive caorach, nominative plural caoirigh)

  1. sheep
  2. ewe
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora

  1. nominative plural of caor
  2. dative plural of caor

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caora chaora gcaora
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaφrāk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora f (genitive caorach, plural caoraich)

  1. sheep
    am bun nan caorach - looking after the sheep
    o chrò nan caorach - from the sheep-fold
  2. (in derision) sheepish person

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)