béal

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See also: beal and Beal

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

béal m ‎(plural béals)

  1. (southern France) small irrigation canal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bél (compare Scottish Gaelic beul, Manx beeal), from Proto-Celtic *wewlos (compare Welsh gwefl ‎(animal lip), Cornish gwevel).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

béal m ‎(genitive singular béil, nominative plural béil)

  1. mouth (of the face, etc.)
  2. opening
  3. edge (of knife)
  4. muzzle (of weapon)

Declension[edit]

  • Plural form used in certain phrases: béala

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
béal bhéal mbéal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 419
  • "béal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • bél” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.