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)

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]

  • "fáinleog" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • áilleóc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • fainleóc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • ainnel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • fannall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.