caora

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸrāxs.

Noun[edit]

caora f (genitive singular caorach, nominative plural caoirigh)

  1. sheep
  2. ewe
Declension[edit]
  • Archaic/dialectal dative plural: caoraibh
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

caora

  1. nominative/dative plural of caor

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caora chaora gcaora
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cáera, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸrāxs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora f (genitive singular caorach, plural caoraich)

  1. sheep
    am bun nan caorachlooking after the sheep
    o chrò nan caorachfrom the sheep-fold
  2. (derogatory) sheepish person

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
caora chaora
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • caora” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cáera”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language