geac

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Tibetan གཡག (g.yag), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *g-jak ~ g-jaŋ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geac m (genitive singular geac, nominative plural geacanna)

  1. yak

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geac gheac ngeac
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġēac m (nominative plural ġēacas)

  1. cuckoo
    • The Seafarer, line 53:
      Swylce geac monað  geomran reorde.
      So the cuckoo yearns with a sad voice.

Derived terms[edit]