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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

NounEdit

cuach f (genitive singular cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. cuckoo
  2. (music, ~ (cheoil)) strain of music; snatch of song
  3. alto, falsetto (voice); whoop; (of horse) whinny; whine; sigh, sob
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl).

NounEdit

cuach m (genitive singular cuach, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. bowl; goblet, drinking-cup
  2. dome (of head)
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair).

NounEdit

cuach f (genitive singular cuaiche, nominative plural cuacha)

  1. (of clothes, etc.) ball, bundle
  2. (of ribbons, etc.) bowknot
  3. (of hair) roll; tress, curl
  4. (of thatch) tuft, "latch"
  5. hug, embrace
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VerbEdit

cuach (present analytic cuachann, future analytic cuachfaidh, verbal noun cuachadh, past participle cuachta)

  1. (transitive) bundle; roll, wrap
  2. (transitive) hug; squeeze
  3. (transitive) flatter, praise
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

cuach m (genitive singular cuaigh, nominative plural cuaigh)

  1. Alternative form of cuaifeach
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuach chuach gcuach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cuäch, cúach (cup, goblet, bowl).

NounEdit

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. bowl
    Synonym: bobhla
  2. goblet, quaich

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish cúach (fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc.; lock of hair, tress; hair).

NounEdit

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. curl, ringlet

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Irish caí, cúach (cuckoo), caí (act of weeping; wailing, lamentation).

NounEdit

cuach f (genitive singular cuaich, plural cuachan)

  1. cuckoo
    Synonym: cuthag

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit