coirce

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish corca, from Proto-Celtic *korkyom (compare Welsh ceirch, Cornish kergh, Breton kerc'h), from Proto-Indo-European *kokro- (compare dialectal Swedish hagre, Ancient Greek κάχρυς(kákhrus)).

Noun[edit]

coirce m ‎(genitive singular coirce, nominative plural coircí or coircíocha)

  1. oats

Declension[edit]

Alternative plurals

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coirce choirce gcoirce
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish corca, from Proto-Celtic *korkyom (compare Welsh ceirch, Cornish kergh, Breton kerc'h), from Proto-Indo-European *kokro- (compare dialectal Swedish hagre, Ancient Greek κάχρυς(kákhrus)).

Noun[edit]

coirce m ‎(genitive singular coirce, no plural)

  1. oats

Derived terms[edit]

References[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
  • corca” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.