cnoc

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cnocc, from Proto-Celtic *knokkos(hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cnoc m (genitive singular cnoic, nominative plural cnoic)

  1. hill, mount
    Proverb:
    Is glas na cnoic i bhfad uainn.‎ ― Distant prospects can be deceptively alluring, literally “Distant hills look green.”

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cnoc chnoc gcnoc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External links[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cnocc, from Proto-Celtic *knokkos(hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cnoc m (genitive singular cnuic, plural cnuic)

  1. hill, hillock, knoll, eminence
    Cha rachainn gu cùl cnuic leis aig meadhon latha.‎ ― I would not go with him behind a hill at mid-day.
    An latha bhatar a' roinn na céille, cha robh mi fhéin air a' chnoc.‎ ― The day that sense was apportioned, I myself was not on the hillock.
  2. heel kibe
  3. council, court
  4. wisdom

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

External links[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
  • cnocc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.