uinneag

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish fuindeóc, from Old Norse vindauga (literally wind's eye) (compare Scots winnock, English window, from Old English windaége).

Noun[edit]

uinneag f (genitive singular uinneige, plural uinneagan)

  1. (architecture) window
    Dùin an uinneag.Close the window.
    uinneagan nèimhwindows of heaven
    a' gearradh a-mach uinneagancutting out windows
  2. (architecture, obsolete) Recess in the wall of a kitchen used as a repository for miscellaneous articles.

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Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uinneag n-uinneag h-uinneag t-uinneag
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • uinneag” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fuindeóc”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language