púca

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See also: puca, puça, and puçá

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish púca m ‎(goblin, sprite).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

púca m ‎(genitive singular púca, nominative plural púcaí)

  1. hobgoblin, pooka, puck
  2. surly, uncommunicative person

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
púca phúca bpúca
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "púca" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • púca” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.