comhairle

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish comairle (advice, counsel, council).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoːɾˠl̠ʲə/, /ˈkõːɾˠl̠ʲə/

Noun[edit]

comhairle f (genitive singular comhairle, nominative plural comhairlí or comhairleacha)

  1. (piece of) advice, counsel; direction, influence
  2. council

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
comhairle chomhairle gcomhairle
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 comairle (advice, counsel, council).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʰɔ̃.ərˠʎə/

Noun[edit]

comhairle f (genitive singular comhairle, plural comhairlean)

  1. advice
  2. council

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • comhairle” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “comairle”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language