báinseach

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish báinsech (open space), from bán (untilled, waste, unoccupied, adjective).

Noun[edit]

báinseach f (genitive singular báinsí, nominative plural báinseacha)

  1. green, sward, greensward, lawn

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
báinseach bháinseach mbáinseach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • "báinseach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • greensward” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • sward” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.