See also: buachaill

Contents

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *boukolyos, 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

InflectionEdit

Masculine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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.