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]

  • "comhairle" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • advice” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • council” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • counsel” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • comairle” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

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]