See also: buachaill

Contents

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bowkolyos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōwkol- (compare Ancient Greek βουκόλος ‎(boukólos)), from *gʷṓws ‎(cow) + *kʷel- ‎(to revolve, move around, sojourn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

búachaill m

  1. cowherd
  2. herdsman

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • búachaill” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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