Badb

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bodwā- (fight), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰoudʰi (victory); compare Old Irish búaid (victory), Welsh budd (profit).

Proper noun[edit]

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Badb f (ā-stem)

  1. (Irish mythology) A goddess of battle and death, often appearing in the form of a hooded crow

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1] s.v. badb