beatha

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bethu, bethad, from Proto-Celtic *biwotos (compare Welsh bywyd), probably from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wotos (compare Latin vīta, Ancient Greek bíotos, Old Church Slavonic животъ (životŭ, life), Lithuanian gyvatà (life), Sanskrit जीवित (jīvitá), Avestan gayo (accusative ǰyātum) "life")), ultimately from *gʷeih₃w- (to live), compare *gʷih₃wós (alive).

Noun[edit]

beatha f (genitive beatha, nominative plural beathaí)

  1. life

Declension[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

beatha m

  1. genitive singular of bith

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beatha bheatha mbeatha
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbʲahə], /pɛhə/

Noun[edit]

beatha f (genitive beatha, plural beathannan)

  1. life

Declension[edit]

Forms without/with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative beatha/a' bheatha beathannan/na beathannan
Genitive beatha/na beatha bheatha/nam beatha
Dative beatha/a' bheatha na beathannan/na beathannan

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