currach

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish curach, corrach, from Proto-Celtic *kurukos(boat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌɹə/, /ˈkʌɹəx/

Noun[edit]

currach ‎(plural currachs)

  1. (nautical) An Irish boat, constructed like a coracle, and originally the same shape; now a boat of similar construction but conventional shape and large enough to be operated by up to eight oars.
    • 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, page 53:
      Some days he went out in the currach with her father and her brothers, out past Blue Island and Inishlackan, where the mackerel and sea salmon were fat as piglets.

Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

currach f ‎(genitive singular curraí, nominative plural curracha)

  1. Alternative spelling of curach

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
currach churrach gcurrach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.