coileán

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See also: coilean and còilean

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuilén, from Proto-Celtic *kulēnos (whelp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coileán m (genitive singular coileáin, nominative plural coileáin)

  1. pup, cub, whelp
  2. (of person) youth, scion
  3. trickster

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coileán choileán gcoileán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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