laogh

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lóeg, from Proto-Celtic *laygos ‎(calf) (compare Welsh llo, Cornish leugh), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- ‎(cattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laogh m ‎(genitive singular laoigh, plural laoghan or laoigh)

  1. calf, fawn, the young of a cow or deer
  2. friend
  3. term of endearment for a child

Declension[edit]


References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • lóeg” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.