Last modified on 13 June 2014, at 13:58
See also: cùil and cúil

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cuil (fly; flea, gnat), from Proto-Celtic *kuli (compare Scottish cuileag, Breton kelien, Welsh cylion), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló- (compare Latin culex (gnat), Old Armenian սլաք (slakʿ, roasting spit)).

NounEdit

cuil f (genitive cuile, nominative plural cuileanna)

  1. fly, bug

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuil chuil gcuil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *kuli, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló-.

NounEdit

cuil f (genitive singular and nominative plural cuile)

  1. fly
  2. (sometimes, perhaps) flea, gnat

DescendantsEdit