glicc

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *glikkis. Possibly ultimately related to Scots gleg (smart, quick), Ancient Greek καλχαίνω (kalkhaínō, to ponder), Proto-Germanic *klōkaz (quick, smart), Middle English begalewen (to frighten, stupefy).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glicc

  1. shrewd, ingenious, skilled, acute

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: glic
  • Manx: glick
  • Scottish Gaelic: glic

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “glicc”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page glic
  2. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “kloek2”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute