bliain

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bliain f (genitive bliana, nominative plural blianta)

  1. a year

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • After a numeral, a count plural bliana is used. This form is lenited after dhá, but not after trí through . It is eclipsed from seacht up to deich.
    • dhá bhliana ― two years
    • trí bliana ― three years
    • seacht mbliana ― seven years

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bliain bhliain mbliain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.