cineál

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See also: cineal

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

cinéal, cineul (archaic)

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
    Synonyms: saghas, sórt, comhchineál
  2. (biology) variety
  3. (agriculture) variety, strain
    Synonyms: pór, tréithchineál
  4. (of materials) nature
    Synonym: nádúr
  5. form
    Synonym: foirm

Declension[edit]

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, 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.
    Synonym: saghas

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.

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