eagla

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ecla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eagla f ‎(genitive singular eagla)

  1. fear (with ar + the person fearing and roimh + the person or thing feared)
    eagla orm roimh damháin alla.
    I am afraid of spiders. (lit. ‘Fear is on me before spiders.’)
    Tháinig eagla air.
    He became afraid. (lit. ‘Fear came upon him.’)
    Bhuail eagla í.
    She was seized with fear. (lit. ‘Fear struck her.’)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
eagla n-eagla heagla t-eagla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • ecla” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “eagla” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 31.
  • "eagla" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.