corcra

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish corcra, attributive genitive of corcair ‎(purple); akin to Latin purpura (compare Welsh porffor), from Ancient Greek πορφύρα ‎(porphúra).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

corcra

  1. purple
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

corcra f

  1. genitive singular of corcair

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
corcra chorcra gcorcra
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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