Brasaíl

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese Brasil, from brasil (brazilwood), originally ‘red like an ember’, from brasa (ember), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *brasō (gleed, crackling coal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bˠɾˠaˈsˠiːlʲ/

Proper noun[edit]

An Bhrasaíl f (genitive na Brasaíle)

  1. Brazil (a country in South America)
    Synonym: Poblacht Chónaidhmitheach na Brasaíle

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Brasaíl Bhrasaíl mBrasaíl
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “Brasaíl” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “Bhrasaíl” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.