cnoc

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cnocc, from Proto-Celtic *knokkos (hill). Distantly cognate with English neck.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cnoc m (genitive singular cnoic, nominative plural cnoic)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Yola: knaugh, knough, knock

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.

Further reading[edit]


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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “cnoc”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “cnocc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language