Last modified on 9 January 2015, at 14:57

focal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin focālis; synchronically analyzable as focus +‎ -al.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal (not comparable)

  1. Belonging to, concerning, or located at a focus
  2. (medicine) limited to a small area

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal m (feminine focale, masculine plural focaux, feminine plural focales)

  1. focal

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish focul, from Proto-Celtic *woxtlom, from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷtlom, from *wekʷ-.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

focal m (genitive focail, plural focail)

  1. word
    Ní raibh focal ag Peadar.
    Peter had nothing to say for himself.

DeclensionEdit

  • Alternative plural: focla (Cois Fharraige)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
focal fhocal bhfocal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stüber, Karin (1998). The Historical Morphology of n-Stems in Celtic. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, National University of Ireland, p. 70. ISBN 0-901519-54-5.

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal m, f (plural focais, comparable)

  1. (optics) focal (relating to foci)
  2. (medicine) focal (limited to a small area)

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