Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

From mucc (pig) +‎ foil (sty).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

muccḟoil f

  1. pigsty
    • c. 845, St Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 26a1 (Wikisource link)
      muccḟoil
      pigsty [translating stabulum porcorum]

Inflection edit

Feminine g-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative muccfoil muccfolaigL muccfolaig
Vocative muccfoil muccfolaigL muccfoilgea
Accusative muccfolaigN muccfolaigL muccfoilgea
Genitive muccfolach muccfolach muccfolachN
Dative muccfolaigL muccfoilgib muccfoilgib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation edit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
muccḟoil
also mmuccḟoil after a proclitic
muccḟoil
pronounced with /β̃(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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