lóeg

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *lāɸigos (calf) (compare Welsh llo, Cornish leugh), diminutive from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- (cattle) (compare Latvian lùops ‘cattle’, Albanian lopë ‘cow’).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lóeg m (genitive loíg, nominative plural loíg)

  1. calf
  2. (figuratively) favourite, darling

Inflection[edit]

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Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lóeg
also llóeg after a proclitic
lóeg
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
lóeg
also llóeg after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden: Brill, 2009), p. 231.
Bibliography
  • lóeg” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.