búachaill

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bow-kʷolyos ‎(herdsman) (compare Welsh bugail), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōwkʷol- (compare Ancient Greek βουκόλος ‎(boukólos)), from *gʷṓws ‎(cow) + *kʷel- ‎(to revolve, move around, sojourn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbuːa̯xil͈ʲ/

Noun[edit]

búachaill m

  1. cowherd
  2. herdsman

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
búachaill búachaill
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbúachaill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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