IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 m or f (genitive singular or con, nominative plural cúnna or coin)

  1. hound, greyhound
    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. (figuratively) hero, champion

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.

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cu (nonstandard)

RomanizationEdit

(cu2, Zhuyin ㄘㄨˊ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of .

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish , 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
    • c. 1000, The Tale of Mac Da Thó's Pig, section 1, published in Irische Teste, vol. 1 (1880), edited by Ernst Windisch:
      Bui cu oca, no ditned in cu Lagniu uile. Ailbe ainm in chon, ocus lan hEriu dia aurdarcus.
      He had a dog; the dog protected all Leinster. Ailbhe was the name of the dog, and all Ireland was full of his fame.

DeclensionEdit

  • Genitive singular: con

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish:
  • Manx: coo
  • Scottish Gaelic:

MutationEdit

Middle 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.

Further readingEdit


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
    Synonym: macc tíre

Usage notesEdit

  • The nominative singular irregularly causes lenition when used to create male given names, such as Cú Chulainn.

DeclensionEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

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.

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation:

NounEdit

 m

  1. Misspelling of cu.

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *kuːʔ, of imitative origin. Compare Proto-Tai *ɡawꟲ (owl) (whence Thai เค้า (káo), Lao ເຄົ້າ (khao)), Chinese (OC *qʰ(r)u), (OC *[ɢ]ʷ(r)aw) (B-S).

NounEdit

(classifier con) (, 𫚱)

  1. an owl (bird)
See alsoEdit
Derived terms

InterjectionEdit

(, 𫚱)

  1. (onomatopoeia) hoot

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

  1. to knuckle one's head
    Synonyms: , cốc

Etymology 3Edit

ClassifierEdit

  1. Used for a (usually quick) action.
    một điện thoạia phonecall

AnagramsEdit