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púca

See also: puca, puça, and puçá

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish púca m (goblin, sprite).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

púca m (genitive singular púca, nominative plural púcaí)

  1. hobgoblin, pooka, puck
  2. surly, uncommunicative person

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
púca phúca bpúca
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "púca" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • púca” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “púca” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “púca” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.