bliadhna

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bliadhna

  1. Obsolete spelling of bliana.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bliadhna bhliadhna mbliadhna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish blíadain, from Proto-Celtic *blēdan- (year).

Noun[edit]

bliadhna f (genitive bliadhna, plural bliadhnaichean)

  1. year
    eadar seo agus ceann bliadhna — within a year
    an ceann bliadhna — in a year's time
    Bliadhn' a' Phrionnsa — the Year of the Prince (common name for the 1745-46 Jacobite uprising)
    am bliadhna — this year

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in the singular after numerals:
    Bha sinn na bliadhnaichean ann.
    We were there for years.
    Bha sinn ochd bliadhna ann.
    We were there eight years.

Derived terms[edit]