focul

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Once thought to be a loanword from Latin vocābulum ‎(appellation, designation), but 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

focul n, m

  1. word

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
focul ḟocul focul
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
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, p. 70. ISBN 0-901519-54-5.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

focul n

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of foc.