caille

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See also: caillé

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French quaille, from Old Dutch *kwakila, Frankish *kwakla (compare Dutch kwakkel), blend of kwak (quack) and *hwahtila (quail) (compare dialectal Dutch wachtel), diminutive of Proto-Indo-European *kʷoḱt-. See also the word quaccola, attested in the Reichenau glosses. More at quail, Wachtel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caille (plural cailles)

  1. multicoloured, spotted.
    • 1881, "Le boute-selle" in French Nursery Rhymes, Librarie Hachette & cie, page 25:
      A Versailles, à Versailles, / Sur la queue d’un’ grand’ vach’ caille.
      To Versailles, to Versailles, / On the tail of a big spotted cow.

Noun[edit]

caille f (plural cailles)

  1. quail

Verb[edit]

caille

  1. first-person singular indicative present of cailler
  2. third-person singular indicative present of cailler
  3. first-person singular subjunctive present of cailler
  4. third-person singular subjunctive present of cailler
  5. second-person singular imperative of cailler

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pallium.

Noun[edit]

caille ?

  1. veil
Inflection[edit]
Unknown gender io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

caille f

  1. genitive singular of caill