gual

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See also: gúal

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin vadum, with influence of Germanic, compare Italian guado (ford).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gual m (plural guals)

  1. ford (a location where a stream is shallow)
  2. dip (a lower section of a road)

Further reading[edit]

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gúal (charcoal, coal), from Proto-Celtic *goulos, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵwelH- (to burn, shine), though the details are unclear.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡuəl̪ˠ/, /ɡuəlˠ/

Noun[edit]

gual m (genitive singular guail)

  1. coal

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gual ghual ngual
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*gowlo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 165

Further reading[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gúal (charcoal, coal), from Proto-Celtic *goulos, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵwelH- (to burn, shine), though the details are unclear.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gual m (genitive singular guail, no plural)

  1. coal

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*gowlo-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 165

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “gual”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gúal”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language