IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cailc (limestone, lime), from Latin calx, calcis (limestone), from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

NounEdit

cailc f (genitive singular cailce, nominative plural cailceanna)

  1. chalk
  2. pipeclay
  3. chalked mark, limit
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

cailc m

  1. vocative/genitive singular of calc (dense mass)

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

  • Entries containing “cailc” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “cailc” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cailc, from Latin calx (compare Welsh calch), from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

NounEdit

cailc f (genitive singular cailce, no plural)

  1. chalk
  2. lime, calx
  3. shield, buckler

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cailc chailc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • cailc” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)