focal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin focālis; synchronically analyzable as focus +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

focal (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus
  2. (medicine) limited to a small area

Derived terms[edit]

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

focal m (feminine focale, masculine plural focaux, feminine plural focales)

  1. focal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish focul, from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom, from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom, from *wekʷ-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

focal m (genitive focail, nominative plural focail)

  1. word
    Ní raibh focal ag Peadar.
    Peter had nothing to say for himself.

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative plural: focla (Cois Fharraige)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
focal fhocal bhfocal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stüber, Karin (1998). The Historical Morphology of n-Stems in Celtic. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, National University of Ireland, p. 70. ISBN 0-901519-54-5.