cuach

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive singular cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. cuckoo
  2. (music, ~ (cheoil)) strain of music; snatch of song
  3. alto, falsetto (voice); whoop; (of horse) whinny; whine; sigh, sob
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl), from Proto-Celtic *kaɸukos (cup), from Proto-Indo-European *kap- (to seize, hold).

Noun[edit]

cuach m (genitive singular cuach, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. bowl; goblet, drinking-cup
  2. dome (of head)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair), from the root of sense 2.

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive singular cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. (of clothes, etc.) ball, bundle
  2. (of ribbons, etc.) bowknot
  3. (of hair) roll; tress, curl
  4. (of thatch) tuft, "latch"
  5. hug, embrace
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Verb[edit]

cuach (present analytic cuachann, future analytic cuachfaidh, verbal noun cuachadh, past participle cuachta)

  1. (transitive) bundle; roll, wrap
  2. (transitive) hug; squeeze
  3. (transitive) flatter, praise
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuach m (genitive singular cuaigh, nominative plural cuaigh)

  1. Alternative form of cuaifeach
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuach chuach gcuach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl), from Proto-Celtic *kaɸukos (cup), from Proto-Indo-European *kap- (to seize, hold).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. bowl
    Synonym: bobhla
  2. goblet, quaich

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair), from the root of sense 1.

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. curl, ringlet

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

Noun[edit]

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. cuckoo
    Synonym: cuthag

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]