fliuch

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fliuch, from Proto-Celtic *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb, Cornish glyb), from Proto-Indo-European *wleikʷ- (compare Latin liquo ‘to melt’, Tocharian A lyīktsi ‘to wash’).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fʲlʲʊx]
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): [fʲlʲɔx]

Adjective[edit]

fliuch (comparative fliche, genitive singular masculine fliuch, genitive singular feminine fliche, plural fliucha)

  1. wet

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

fliuch (present analytic fliuchann, future analytic fliuchfaidh, verbal noun fliuchadh, past participle fliuchta)

  1. to get or become wet
  2. to make wet

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fliuch fhliuch bhfliuch
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 *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fliuch

  1. wet

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

fliuch ?

  1. damp, wet weather

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fliuch, from Proto-Celtic *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fliuch (comparative fliuiche or fliche)

  1. wet, rainy, moist, damp, oozy
    fliuch ― a rainy day
    fuar, fliuch gun deò léirsinn ― cold, wet and stone blind
    bàta fliuch ― a boat given to taking waves on board

Verb[edit]

fliuch (past fhliuch, future fliuchaidh, verbal noun fliuchadh, past participle fliuchte)

  1. wet, moisten
  2. water
  3. make drunk

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)