horsey compounds

For example the adjectival suffix -each was interpreted as the noun each (an old word for ‘horse’), resulting a large number of unusual horsey compounds.

(from Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha’s PhD thesis, http://doras.dcu.ie/2349/)

Each is the normal Scottish Gaelic word for horse; Irish prefers capall, which in Scotland means “mare”, but has been borrowed into English. Capercaillie comes from capall-coille, or “mare of the woods”.

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