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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cáel, from Proto-Celtic *koilos (thin) (compare Cornish and Welsh cul).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caol (genitive singular masculine caoil, genitive singular feminine caoile, plural caola, comparative caoile)

  1. thin, slender
    Synonym: tanaí
  2. fine
  3. narrow
    Synonym: cúng
  4. (sound) thin, shrill
  5. (linguistics) slender, palatalized
    Caol le caol agus leathan le leathan.
    Slender (consonant) goes with slender (vowel) and broad (consonant) with broad (vowel).
    (rule in Irish spelling)
  6. weak, dilute
  7. slight
  8. subtle

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

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NounEdit

caol m (genitive singular caoil, nominative plural caolta)

  1. (of body, limb) slender part
  2. narrow water
  3. (basketry) osier, twig

DeclensionEdit

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VerbEdit

caol (present analytic caolann, future analytic caolfaidh, verbal noun caoladh, past participle caolta)

  1. Alternative form of caolaigh (become thin; narrow; reduce; dilute; palatalize; edge, sidle)

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cáel, from Proto-Celtic *koilos (thin) (compare Cornish and Welsh cul).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caol

  1. thin, narrow

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

caol m (genitive singular caoil, plural caoiltean)

  1. strait, narrows, firth, kyle
  2. the narrow part of anything

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. caol” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.