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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Middle Irish bás, from Old Irish bás, from Proto-Celtic *bāstom, bāssom, from either Proto-Indo-European *gʷeh₂- (to go) or *(s)gʷes- (to extinguish).[1][2]


IPA(key): /baːs/


bàs m (genitive singular bàis, plural bàsan)

  1. death, demise


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Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bàs bhàs
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  1. ^ Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie. Volume 53, Issue 1, Page 100, ISSN (Print) 0084-5302, 30 April 2003
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “*bāsto-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 59
  • bàs” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 bás”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language