bachall

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Latin baculum.

Noun[edit]

bachall f or m (genitive singular bachaille, nominative plural bachalla)

  1. crook (shepherd's staff)
    Synonyms: caimín, camóg, crúca
  2. (Christianity) crozier
  3. ringlet (of hair)
    Synonyms: búcla, caschiabh, drol, fáinne, fáinneog, iodh, lúibín
  4. (of spade) tramp
  5. hooked nose

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bachall bhachall mbachall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin baculum.

Noun[edit]

bachall f

  1. staff
    Synonyms: crann, maide, slat, stáinse, trostán
  2. shepherd's crook
    Synonyms: cammán, cammóc, stáinse
  3. (Christianity) crosier
  4. (Christianity, figuratively) holy orders, ordination, calling, pilgrimage
  5. hurley-stick
    Synonym: cammán
  6. (late) curl, tress
    Synonyms: corn, fáinne, gibne, id

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish, from Latin baculum.

Noun[edit]

bachall m (genitive singular bachaill)

  1. shepherd's crook
  2. staff
  3. (Christianity) crozier
  4. old shoe or slipper
  5. rim of a cart
  6. tennis-racket
  7. dolt

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bachall bhachall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]