See also: slog and sløg

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Celtic *slougos.



slóg m (genitive slóig, nominative plural slóig)

  1. army, host
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 62b20
      a n-imbed són ind slóig do·lega na ní téte, fo chosmailius dílenn
      the abundance of the army which destroys whatever it comes to, like a deluge
  2. (by extension) throng, crowd, company, assembly


Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative slóg slógL slóigL
Vocative slóig slógL slóguH
Accusative slógN slógL slóguH
Genitive slóigL slóg slógN
Dative slógL slógaib slógaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit


  • Middle Irish: slúagh
    • Irish: slua, sluagh
      • English: slew
    • Scottish Gaelic: sluagh


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
slóg ṡlóg unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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