bás

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish bás, from Old Irish bás, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷes- (to extinguish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bás m (genitive singular báis, nominative plural básanna)

  1. death
    Proverb:
    Nuair a thiocfas an bás ní imeoidh sé folamh.When death comes he won’t leave empty.
    Proverb:
    Níl neart ar an mbás (ach pósadh arís).There is no cure for death (but to marry again).

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • faigh bás (die, verb, literally find death)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bás bhás mbás
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "bás" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 bás” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bás, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷes- (to extinguish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bás m

  1. death

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷes- (to extinguish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bás n

  1. death

Inflection[edit]

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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