IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From cúil (nook) +‎ -ín (diminutive suffix).

NounEdit

cúilín m (genitive singular cúilín, nominative plural cúilíní)

  1. Diminutive of cúil
  2. little nook

Etymology 2Edit

From cúl (behind; back; goal) +‎ -ín (diminutive suffix).

NounEdit

cúilín m (genitive singular cúilín, nominative plural cúilíní)

  1. Diminutive of cúl
  2. wedge (alongside handle in socket of implement); (of spade) (wooden) tramp
  3. (Gaelic football, hurling, etc.) point, scored by driving the ball over the crossbar of the goalpost, as opposed to a goal, worth three points, scored by driving the ball under the crossbar
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MutationEdit

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

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