focul

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Once thought to be a loanword from Latin vocābulum (appellation, designation), but more likely a native word from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom (compare Welsh gwaethl (argument)), from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom (compare Sanskrit वक्त्र (váktra, mouth)), from *wekʷ- (to speak).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

focul n, m

  1. word

Descendants[edit]

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.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

focul n (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of foc)

  1. the fire