dubh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dub, from Proto-Celtic *dubus (black), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dubh

  1. black
  2. black-haired

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dubh dhubh ndubh
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 dub, from Proto-Celtic *dubus (black), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʊv/, /duːv/, /duː/, [d̪̊u], /t̪u/

Adjective[edit]

dubh

  1. black
  2. black-haired
    Tha Dòmhnall Dubh an Dòmnallaich an tòir air Mòraig a-nochd. - Black-haired Donald MacDonald is chasing after Morag tonight.

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Noun[edit]

dubh m (genitive duibh, plural dubhan)

  1. blackness, darkness
  2. ink
  3. pupil (of eye)

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Verb[edit]

dubh (verbal noun dubhadh)

  1. blacken

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