béile

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle English mel, From Old English mǣl, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą. The m was changed to b as a back-formation from the mutated forms, where *méile and *mhéile were reinterpreted as mbéile and bhéile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

béile m (genitive singular béile, nominative plural béilí)

  1. meal (food that is prepared and eaten, usually at a specific time)
    Synonyms: proinn, séire

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
béile bhéile mbéile
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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