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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish (dog, hound), from Proto-Celtic *kū (compare Welsh ci), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ(dog).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 m ‎(genitive or con, nominative plural cúnna)

  1. hound
    Nuair a chonaic Séadanta an cú ag teacht chuige, bhuail sé an crag leis an oiread sin nirt go ndeachaigh sé síos i mbéal an chon, agus trína chorp.
    When Sétanta saw the hound coming at him, he hit the ball with so much force that it went into the hound's mouth and through its body.[1]
  2. greyhound

DeclensionEdit

Regular:

Irregular:

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 cú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cú” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

(Zhuyin ㄘㄨˊ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of
  3. Pinyin transcription of

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish ᚉᚒᚅᚐ(cuna, genitive), from Proto-Celtic *kū (compare Welsh ci), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 m ‎(genitive con, nominative plural coin)

  1. dog, hound
  2. wolf

DeclensionEdit

Masculine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative L coinL coin
Vocative L coinL conaH
Accusative coinN coinL conaH
Genitive con conL conN
Dative coinL conaib conaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • conamail(houndlike; (of warrior) fierce, valiant)
  • cúán(small dog)
  • doburchú(otter)

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation:

NounEdit

 m

  1. Misspelling of cu.

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Vietic *kuːʔ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(classifier con) ‎()

  1. (zoology) owl

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

‎()

  1. (onomatopoeia) hoot