cuil

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuil (fly; flea, gnat), from Proto-Celtic *kuli (compare Scottish cuileag, Breton kelien, Welsh cylion), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló- (compare Latin culex (gnat), Old Armenian սլաք (slakʿ, roasting spit)).

Noun[edit]

cuil f (genitive cuile, nominative plural cuileanna)

  1. fly, bug

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuil chuil gcuil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kuli, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló-.

Noun[edit]

cuil f (genitive singular and nominative plural cuile)

  1. fly
  2. (sometimes, perhaps) flea, gnat

Descendants[edit]