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Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kalʲkʲ]

Noun

cailc f

  1. chalk

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cailc cailceanna
Vocative a chailc a chailceanna
Genitive cailce cailceanna
Dative cailc cailceanna

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an chailc na cailceanna
Genitive na cailce na gcailceanna
Dative leis an gcailc

don chailc

leis na cailceanna


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Early Irish cailc, Welsh calch

Noun

cailc f.

  1. chalk
  2. lime, calx
  3. shield, buckler

References

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

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