caora

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

caora f ‎(genitive singular caorach, nominative plural caoirigh)

  1. sheep
  2. ewe
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora

  1. nominative plural of caor
  2. 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]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caora f ‎(genitive singular caorach, plural caoraich)

  1. sheep
    am bun nan caorach‎ ― looking after the sheep
    o chrò nan caorach‎ ― from the sheep-fold
  2. (pejorative) sheepish person

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)