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From Old Irish og, from Proto-Celtic *āwyom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.



ubh f, m (genitive uibhe, nominative plural uibheacha)

  1. egg


The archaic masculine declension is:

Usage notes[edit]

This word is normally feminine and follows the second declension, as shown in the first table above. The archaic masculine declension shown in the second table above is used especially in place names (e.g., Gort na n-Ubh (Gortnanuv), Co. Limerick, Munster).

Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ubh n-ubh hubh t-ubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, vol. II, 207.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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ubh m (genitive uibhe, plural uibhean)

  1. Alternative spelling of ugh.