fliuch

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. wet
Declension[edit]
  • Alternative vocative/genitive singular masculine and archaic dative singular feminine form: flich
Derived terms[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]

Etymology 2[edit]

See fiuch.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of fiuch (boil)
Conjugation[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.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 14

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 (comparative fliuchu)

  1. wet

Inflection[edit]

u-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative fliuch fliuch fliuch
Vocative fliuch
Accusative fliuch flich
Genitive flich fliuchae flich
Dative fliuch flich fliuch
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative fliuchai fliuchai
Vocative fliuchai
Accusative fliuchai
Genitive *
Dative fliuchaib
Notes *not attested in Old Irish; same as nominative singular masculine in Middle Irish

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: fliuch
  • Manx: fliugh
  • Scottish Gaelic: fliuch

Noun[edit]

fliuch n

  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]


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
    fliucha rainy day
    fuar, fliuch gun deò léirsinncold, wet and stone blind
    bàta fliucha 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

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “fliuch”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fliuch”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language