IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish fáecha, fáechan.

NounEdit

faocha f (genitive singular faochan, nominative plural faochain)

  1. periwinkle, edible winkle (mollusk)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

faocha f

  1. Alternative form of foitheach (diver; grebe)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faocha fhaocha bhfaocha
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "faocha" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • periwinkle” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • winkle” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.