caol

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. thin, slender
  2. fine
  3. narrow
  4. (linguistics) slender, palatalized
  5. weak, dilute
  6. slight
  7. subtle

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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 *koilos (thin) (compare Cornish and Welsh cul).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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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References[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