IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish cuisle (pipe, tube)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuisle f (genitive singular cuisle or cuisleann, nominative plural cuislí or cuisleanna or cuisleacha)

  1. pulse (regular beat felt when the arteries are depressed)
  2. (chiefly figuratively) vein, blood vessel

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative plural form: cuisleacha
  • Archaic fifth-declension forms:

SynonymsEdit

  • (vein): féith (used of literal veins)
  • (blood vessel): fuileadán (used of literal blood vessels)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: acushla (from vocative a chuisle)
  • English: macushla (from mo chuisle (literally my pulse))

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuisle chuisle gcuisle
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

cuisle f (plural cuislean)

  1. a vein or artery
  2. pulse
  3. stream
  4. pipe