caill

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish coillid (destroys), from coll (destruction), from Proto-Celtic *koldo- (compare Welsh coll (defect, loss)), from Proto-Indo-European *kold- (strike, cut) (compare Old English healtian (limp)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

caill (present analytic cailleann, future analytic caillfidh, verbal noun cailleadh, past participle caillte)

  1. lose
  2. (euphemistic) die (in autonomous forms)
    Cailleadh sa chogadh é.“He died in the war” (literally “He was lost in the war”)

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

caill f (genitive caille)

  1. forest, wood, woodland

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish coillid (destroys), from coll (destruction), from Proto-Celtic *koldo-, from Proto-Indo-European *kold- (strike, cut).

Verb[edit]

caill (past chaill, future caillidh, verbal noun call, past participle caillte)

  1. lose
  2. miss (train, etc.)
  3. forfeit
  4. (obsolete) name, call
  5. (obsolete) emasculate

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cōleus.

Noun[edit]

caill m

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) testicle

Welsh[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cōleus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caill f (plural ceilliau)

  1. (anatomy) testicle

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caill gaill nghaill chaill
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.