focal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin focālis; synchronically analyzable as focus +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

focal ‎(not comparable)

  1. Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus
  2. (medicine) limited to a small area

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

focal m ‎(feminine singular focale, masculine plural focaux, feminine plural focales)

  1. focal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish focul, from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom, from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom, from *wekʷ-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

focal m ‎(genitive singular focail, nominative plural focail)

  1. word
    Ní raibh focal ag Peadar.
    Peter had nothing to say for himself.
    1. phrase, remark, observation, saying
      Is fearr focal sa chúirt ná punt sa sparán.‎ ― A friend in court is better than a pound in the purse. —Proverb
    2. intelligence, message
    3. order
    4. promise, assurance

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative plural: focla (Cois Fharraige)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
focal fhocal bhfocal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stüber, Karin (1998). The Historical Morphology of n-Stems in Celtic. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, National University of Ireland, page 70. ISBN 0-901519-54-5.

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

focal m, f ‎(plural focais, comparable)

  1. (optics) focal (relating to foci)
  2. (medicine) focal (limited to a small area)

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