fáinleog

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Irish[edit]

fáinleog

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ainnel, with the diminutive suffix -óg. The initial f- of Modern Irish comes from a misinterpretation of áinleog as fháinleog in lenition environments.

Noun[edit]

fáinleog f (genitive fáinleoige, nominative plural fáinleoga)

  1. swallow (bird)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáinleog fháinleog bhfáinleog
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.