See also: ull, -ull, and 'ull

Irish edit

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Etymology edit

From Middle Irish uball, from Old Irish ubull[1] (compare Scottish Gaelic ubhal), from Proto-Celtic *abūl (compare Welsh afal), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ébōl (compare English apple, Lithuanian obuolỹs).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

úll m (genitive singular úill, nominative plural úlla)

  1. apple
  2. (anatomy) ball-and-socket joint
  3. globular object, ball

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Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “uball, ubull”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, § 212, page 80

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