caol

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáel, from Proto-Celtic *koylos ‎(thin) (compare Welsh and Cornish cul).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

caol ‎(genitive singular masculine caoil, genitive singular feminine caoile, plural caola, comparative caoile)

  1. thin, narrow
  2. (linguistics) slender

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáel, from Proto-Celtic *koylos ‎(thin) (compare Welsh and Cornish cul).

Pronunciation[edit]

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caol

  1. thin, narrow

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Noun[edit]

caol m ‎(genitive singular caoil, plural caoiltean)

  1. strait, narrows, firth, kyle
  2. the narrow part of anything

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Reference[edit]

  1. Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9