árchú

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish árchú.

Noun[edit]

árchú m, f (genitive singular árchon, nominative plural árchoin)

  1. (literary) fierce dog, ‘warhound’
  2. war-dog, warrior

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
árchú n-árchú hárchú t-árchú
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "árchú" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • árchú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ár (slaughter, carnage) +‎ (dog, hound).

Noun[edit]

árchú n, m (genitive árchon)

  1. war-hound, slaughter-hound
  2. watchdog

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
árchú unchanged n-árchú
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • árchú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.