forc

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From forca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forc m (plural forcs)

  1. A little span (distance from thumb to forefinger)
  2. string (bulbs of onion, garlic, etc. tied together in a line for storage)

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Irish[edit]

forc

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish forc, from Latin furca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forc m (genitive singular foirc, nominative plural foirc)

  1. fork
    Synonym: gabhlóg
  2. pitchfork
    Synonym: pice

Declension[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
forc fhorc bhforc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "forc" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “forc” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “forc” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin furca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forc (gender unknown)

  1. fork
    Synonym: gabul
  2. pronged spear
  3. hand, clutch, grasp

Inflection[edit]

Only the nominative singular and the genitive plural are attested; both forms are forc.

The gender is unknown; the Latin etymon is feminine and the modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic descendants are masculine, but the word is not well attested enough to tell when the gender switch happened.

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: forc
  • Scottish Gaelic: forc, forca

Mutation[edit]

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

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish forc, from Latin furca. Doublet of forca

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forc m (genitive singular fuirc, plural forcan)

  1. Synonym of forca (fork)

Mutation[edit]

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