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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English uncle, from Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus (mother's brother, literally little grandfather), diminutive of avus (grandfather), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather, adult male relative other than one's father).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈʊŋkəlʲ]
  • (Connemara) IPA(key): [ˈuːŋkəlʲ]

NounEdit

uncail m (genitive singular uncail, nominative plural uncailí)

  1. uncle

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uncail n-uncail huncail not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English uncle, from Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus (mother's brother, literally little grandfather), diminutive of avus (grandfather), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os (grandfather, adult male relative other than one's father).

NounEdit

uncail m (genitive singular uncail, plural uncailean)

  1. uncle

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