caora

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish cáera, from Old Irish cauru,[1] from Proto-Celtic *kaɸerūxs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora f (genitive singular caorach, nominative plural caoirigh)

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

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora

  1. nominative/dative plural of caor

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cáera”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1938) Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, page 30
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 31

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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish cáera, from Old Irish cauru, from Proto-Celtic *kaɸerūxs.

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

Declension[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911) “caora”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary]‎[1], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • MacLennan, Malcolm (1925) A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh: J. Grant, →OCLC
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cáera”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language