fáinleog

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Irish[edit]

fáinleog

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From early modern Irish áinleóg, from Middle Irish áilleóc,[1] fainleóc[2] (compare Scottish Gaelic ainleag), a diminutive of Old Irish ainnel,[3] fannall,[4] from Proto-Celtic *wesnālā (swallow) (compare Welsh gwennol (swallow, martin), Cornish guennol, Breton gwenneli), from Proto-Celtic *wesr-/wesn- (spring), from Proto-Indo-European *wósr̥ (spring).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fáinleog f (genitive singular fáinleoige, nominative plural fáinleoga)

  1. swallow (bird) Hirundo rustica

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáinleog fháinleog bhfáinleog
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “áilleóc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fainleóc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  3. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “ainnel”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  4. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fannall”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  5. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 91

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