cuil

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See also: cùil and cúil

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cuil ‎(fly; flea, gnat), from Proto-Celtic *kuli (compare Scottish Gaelic cuileag, Breton kelien, Welsh cylion), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló- (compare Latin culex ‎(gnat), Old Armenian սլաք ‎(slakʿ, roasting spit)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuil f ‎(genitive singular cuile, nominative plural cuileanna)

  1. fly, bug

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuil chuil gcuil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kuli, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuil f ‎(genitive singular and nominative plural cuile)

  1. fly
  2. (sometimes, perhaps) flea, gnat

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cuil chuil cuil
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.