fáinleog

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fáinleog

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From early modern Irish áinleóg, from Middle Irish áilleóc, fainleóc (compare Scottish Gaelic ainleag), a diminutive of Old Irish ainnel, fannall, from Proto-Celtic *wennālo- ‎(swallow) (compare Welsh gwennol ‎(swallow, martin), Cornish guennol, Breton gwenneli).

NounEdit

fáinleog f ‎(genitive singular fáinleoige, nominative plural fáinleoga)

  1. swallow (bird)

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fáinleog fháinleog bhfáinleog
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "fáinleog" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • áilleóc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • fainleóc” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • ainnel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • fannall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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