Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Irish clúmh, from Old Irish clúm (down, feathers, plumage, fur), from Latin plūma (feather, plume).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

clúmh m (genitive singular clúimh)

  1. plumage, down, feathers (of birds)
    Synonym: cluimhreach
  2. body hair; down (on cheeks)
  3. fur, coat (of animal)
    Synonym: fionnadh
  4. (botany, of trees) foliage
    Synonym: duilliúr
  5. (botany, of plants) egret
  6. Synonym of clúmhach (fluff, fuzz)

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Verb edit

clúmh (present analytic clúmhann, future analytic clúmhfaidh, verbal noun clúmhadh, past participle clúfa)

  1. (transitive) Synonym of cluimhrigh (pluck (feathers); preen)

Conjugation edit

Mutation edit

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

References edit

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 21

Further reading edit