pocán

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish poc(c)án; synchronically, poc ‎(buck) +‎ -án.

Noun[edit]

pocán m ‎(genitive singular pocáin, nominative plural pocáin)

  1. billy goat
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Compare póca ‎(pocket).

Noun[edit]

pocán m ‎(genitive singular pocáin, nominative plural pocáin)

  1. small bag
  2. rind (of roast potato)
  3. pollen basket (of bee)
  4. (nautical) (net-)buoy
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Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pocán phocán bpocán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "pocán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • poc(c)án” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pocán m

  1. Alternative form of poccán ‎(he-goat)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • poc(c)án” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.