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coileach

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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish cailech < Proto-Celtic *kalyāko- (cf. Welsh ceiliog) < Proto-Indo-European *kleh₁- (call) (cf. Latin calō, Greek καλέω (kaléō), Old English hlōwan (to low (of cows))).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [kəˈlʲax]
  • (Connacht) IPA: [ˈkɛlʲəx]
  • (Ulster) IPA: [ˈkɛlʲax], [ˈkɛlʲah]

Noun

coileach m.

  1. cock, rooster

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative coileach coiligh
Vocative a choiligh a choileacha
Genitive coiligh coileach
Dative coileach coiligh

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an coileach na coiligh
Genitive an choiligh na gcoileach
Dative leis an gcoileach

don choileach

leis na coiligh

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coileach choileach gcoileach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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