fockleyr

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fockle +‎ -eyr, from Old Irish focal, from either Latin vocābulum, or more likely a native word from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom (compare Welsh gwaethl ‎(argument)), from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom (compare Sanskrit वक्त्र ‎(váktra, mouth)), from *wekʷ- ‎(to speak).[1]

Noun[edit]

fockleyr m (genitive fockleyr, plural fockleyryn)

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Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fockleyr ockleyr vockleyr
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.