cearc

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Irish[edit]

cearc

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cerc, from Proto-Celtic *kerkā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cearc f (genitive singular circe, nominative plural cearca)

  1. chicken, hen

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cearc chearc gcearc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • cerc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cearc” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "cearc" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “cearc” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “cearc” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cerc, from Proto-Celtic *kerkā.

Noun[edit]

cearc f (genitive singular circe, plural cearcan)

  1. hen
  2. chicken

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[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
  • cerc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.