cerc

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kerkā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cerc f

  1. hen (female chicken)
  2. female of other birds

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cerc cherc cerc
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin circus.

Noun[edit]

cerc n (plural cercuri)

  1. a circle

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]