cineál

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cenél (race, kindred, kind, type) (compare Scottish Gaelic cineal, Welsh cenedl (race, nation)), from Proto-Celtic *kenetlom (family).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cineál m (genitive singular cineáil, nominative plural cineálacha)

  1. sort, kind, type
  2. (biology) variety
  3. (agriculture) variety, strain
  4. (of materials) nature
  5. form

Declension[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

cineál

  1. kind of, sort of
    • 1988, Mícheál Ó Siadhail, Learning Irish: An Introductory Self-Tutor, Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-04224-8, p. 34:
      Tá an cat cineál dall anois ach tá sé glic go leor mar sin féin.
      The cat is kind of blind now, but he’s clever enough all the same.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cineál chineál gcineál
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "cineál" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cenél” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.