marbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish marb, from Proto-Celtic *marwos (dead) (compare Welsh marw), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥wós (compare *mr̥tós), ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marbh (comparative mairbhe, genitive singular masculine mairbh, genitive singular feminine mairbhe, plural marbha)

  1. dead
    Tá m’athair féin marbh.
    My own father is dead.
  2. defunct

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Noun[edit]

marbh m (genitive mairbh, nominative plural mairbh)

  1. corpse, dead person
  2. the dead (plural)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
marbh mharbh unchanged
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 marb, from Proto-Celtic *marwo- (dead) (compare Welsh marw), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥wó-, *mr̥wós (compare *mr̥tós), ultimately from the root *mr̥-, *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marbh

  1. dead
  2. defunct

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Verb[edit]

marbh (verbal noun marbhadh)

  1. kill, murder

Noun[edit]

marbh m (genitive and plural mairbh)

  1. dead, stillness, quiet
  2. dead person, corpse

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