Badb

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bodwā (fight), from the same root as *bowdi (victory), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰówdʰi (victory); compare Old Irish búaid (victory), Welsh budd (profit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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Badb f (ā-stem)

  1. (Irish mythology) A goddess of battle and death, often appearing in the form of a hooded crow

Derived terms[edit]

  • badb f (hooded crow; scald-crow)
  • badbda (appertaining to war; Badb-like, deadly, fatal, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Badb Badb
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mBadb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • badb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.