focal

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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

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal m ‎(feminine singular 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 singular focail, nominative plural focail)

  1. word
    Ní raibh focal ag Peadar.
    Peter had nothing to say for himself.
    1. phrase, remark, observation, saying
      Is fearr focal sa chúirt ná punt sa sparán.‎ ― A friend in court is better than a pound in the purse. —Proverb
    2. intelligence, message
    3. order
    4. promise, assurance

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, page 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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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

focal m, f ‎(plural focales)

  1. focal
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