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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish fliuch < Proto-Celtic *wlikʷo- (cf. Welsh gwlyb).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [fʲlʲʊx]

Adjective

fliuch (genitive singular feminine fliche, plural fliucha, comparative fliche)

  1. wet

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish fliche from Welsh gwlyb from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:gd:Template:lang:la derivations]] liqueo

Pronunciation

flooch

Adjective

fliuch

  1. wet, rainy, moist, damp, oozy
    • fliuch, a rainy day
    • fuar, fliuch gun deò léirsinn, cold, wet and stone blind
    • bàta fliuch, a boat given to taking waves on board

Verb

fliuch

  1. wet, make wet, moisten
  2. water
  3. make drunk

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, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)

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