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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ‎(dog, hound), from Proto-Celtic *kū (compare Welsh ci), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ ‎(dog).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m ‎(genitive or con, nominative plural cúnna)

  1. hound
    Nuair a chonaic Séadanta an cú ag teacht chuige, bhuail sé an crag leis an oiread sin nirt go ndeachaigh sé síos i mbéal an chon, agus trína chorp.
    When Sétanta saw the hound coming at him, he hit the ball with so much force that it went into the hound's mouth and through its body.[1]
  2. greyhound

Declension[edit]

Regular:

Irregular:

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • 1 cú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cú” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

(Zhuyin ㄘㄨˊ)

  1. Pinyin transliteration of
  2. Pinyin transliteration of
  3. Pinyin transliteration of

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Primitive Irish ᚉᚒᚅᚐ ‎(cuna, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *kū (compare Welsh ci), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m ‎(genitive con, nominative plural coin)

  1. dog, hound
  2. wolf

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • conamail ‎(houndlike; (of warrior) fierce, valiant)
  • cúán ‎(small dog)
  • doburchú ‎(otter)

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation:

Noun[edit]

 m

  1. Misspelling of cu.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *kuːʔ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) ‎()

  1. (zoology) owl

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

‎()

  1. (onomatopoeia) hoot