caile

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish caile(serving-girl, maid).

Noun[edit]

caile m, f ‎(genitive singular caile, nominative plural cailí)

  1. girl, wench

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "caile" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 caile” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

caile ?

  1. serving-girl, maid

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
caile chaile caile
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 caile” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish caile(serving-girl, maid).

Noun[edit]

caile f ‎(genitive singular caile, plural cailean)

  1. vulgar girl, quean, hussy
  2. strumpet
  3. (Argyll, Perthshire) any young girl
  4. maidservant who does more or less other work than housework
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

caile f

  1. capacity

References[edit]