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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish corr (protruding, pointed), from Proto-Celtic *kurros (pointed, angled); cognate with Welsh cwr (corner, edge).[1]

NounEdit

corr f (genitive singular coirre, nominative plural corra)

  1. projecting point
  2. angle, edge
  3. hollow, pit
  4. rounded hill, hump
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AdjectiveEdit

corr (genitive singular masculine corr, genitive singular feminine coirre, plural corra, comparative coirre)

  1. odd
  2. tapering, pointed
  3. round, curved
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Irish corr, from Proto-Celtic *korxsā (compare Welsh crychydd (heron)). Ultimately onomatopoeic in origin; possibly related to cearc (hen).

NounEdit

corr f (genitive singular coirre, nominative plural corra)

  1. heron
  2. (specifically) grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
    Synonyms: corr ghlas, corr réisc, corr riasc
  3. crane, stork
  4. (figuratively) long-necked person
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Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

corr f (genitive singular coirre, nominative plural corra)

  1. sand lance
    Synonyms: corr ghainimh, corr ghobach, corr shéanta
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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
corr chorr gcorr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*kurro-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 230