cuach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. cuckoo
  2. (music, ~ (cheoil)) strain of music; snatch of song
  3. alto, falsetto (voice); whoop; (of horse) whinny; whine; sigh, sob
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl).

Noun[edit]

cuach m (genitive cuach, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. bowl; goblet, drinking-cup
  2. (anatomy, of head) dome
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. (of clothes, etc.) ball, bundle
  2. (of ribbons, etc.) bowknot
  3. (of hair) roll; tress, curl
  4. (of thatch) tuft, "latch"
  5. hug, embrace
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Verb[edit]

cuach (present analytic cuachann, future analytic cuachfaidh, verbal noun cuachadh, past participle cuachta)

  1. bundle; roll, wrap
  2. hug; squeeze
  3. flatter, praise
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuach chuach gcuach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. bowl, goblet, quaich
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. curl, ringlet

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. cuckoo
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