fáinleog

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Irish[edit]

fáinleog

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From early modern Irish áinleóg, from Middle Irish áilleóc, fainleóc (compare Scottish Gaelic ainleag), a diminutive of Old Irish ainnel, fannall, 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).

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.

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