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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 or f (genitive singular or con, nominative plural cúnna or coin)

  1. hound, greyhound
    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. (figuratively) hero, champion

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.

Further reading[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

(Zhuyin ㄘㄨˊ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

 m (genitive con, nominative plural coin)

  1. dog, hound
    • c. 1160, The Tale of Mac Da Thó's Pig, section 1:
      Bui cu oca, no ditned in cu Lagniu uile. Ailbe ainm in chon, ocus lan hEriu dia aurdarcus.
      He had a dog; the dog protected all Leinster. Ailbhe was the name of the dog, and all Ireland was full of his fame.

Declension[edit]

  • Genitive singular: con

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish:
  • Manx: coo
  • Scottish Gaelic:

Mutation[edit]

Middle 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.

Further reading[edit]


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
    Synonym: madrad
  2. wolf
    Synonyms: cú allaid, macc tíre

Declension[edit]

Masculine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative coinL coin
Vocative coinL conaH
Accusative coinN coinL conaH
Genitive con conL conN
Dative coinL, L conaib conaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation:

Noun[edit]

 m

  1. Misspelling of cu.

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *kuːʔ, probably of imitative origin. Compare Proto-Tai *ɡawᶜ (owl) (whence Thai เค้า (káo), Lao ເຄົ້າ (khao)).

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) (, 𫚱)

  1. an owl (bird)
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Interjection[edit]

(, 𫚱)

  1. (onomatopoeia) hoot

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. to knuckle one's head
    Synonyms: , cốc

Etymology 3[edit]

Classifier[edit]

  1. Used for a (usually quick) action.
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