fliuch

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fliuch, from Proto-Celtic *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb, Cornish glyb), from Proto-Indo-European *wleykʷ- (compare Latin liquō ‎(to melt), Tocharian A lyīktsi ‎(to wash)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʲlʲʊx/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /fʲlʲɔx/

Adjective[edit]

fliuch ‎(genitive singular feminine fliche, plural fliucha, comparative fliche)

  1. wet

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

fliuch ‎(present analytic fliuchann, future analytic fliuchfaidh, verbal noun fliuchadh, past participle fliuchta)

  1. (intransitive) get or become wet
  2. (transitive) make wet

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fliuch fhliuch bhfliuch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb, Cornish glyb), from Proto-Indo-European *wleykʷ- (compare Latin liquō ‎(to melt), Tocharian A lyīktsi ‎(to wash)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fliuch

  1. wet

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

fliuch ?

  1. damp, wet weather

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
fliuch ḟliuch fliuch
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • fliuch” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fliuch, from Proto-Celtic *wlikʷos (compare Welsh gwlyb, Cornish glyb), from Proto-Indo-European *wleykʷ- (compare Latin liquō ‎(to melt), Tocharian A lyīktsi ‎(to wash)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fliuch ‎(comparative fliuiche or fliche)

  1. wet, rainy, moist, damp, oozy
    fliuch‎ ― a rainy day
    fuar, fliuch gun deò léirsinn‎ ― cold, wet and stone blind
    bàta fliuch‎ ― a boat given to taking waves on board

Verb[edit]

fliuch ‎(past fhliuch, future fliuchaidh, verbal noun fliuchadh, past participle fliuchte)

  1. wet, moisten
  2. water
  3. make drunk

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • fliuch” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.