ascaill

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish ascall, from Vulgar Latin ascella, from Latin axilla (whence also Old Irish oxal). Cognate with Welsh asgell.

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Noun[edit]

ascaill f (genitive singular ascaille, nominative plural ascaillí)

  1. armpit
  2. recess
  3. (in street names) avenue, boulevard
  4. (botany, anatomy) axil, axilla

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Mutation[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906), A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 7.