fockle

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fockle m (genitive fockle, plural focklyn)

  1. word
    Croo focklyn noa-emshyragh da’n Ghaelg.
    Inventing new words for Manx.
    Cur kiaull rish ny focklyn.
    Set the words to music.
    Ta ny focklyn Gaelgagh ny s’earrooagh.
    The Gaelic words predominate.
  2. word of honour
  3. charm
  4. vocable

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fockle ockle vockle
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.