béo

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See also: beo, BEO, beò, and be'o

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *biwos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive), from *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Compare Welsh byw.

Adjective[edit]

béo

  1. alive
  2. living
Inflection[edit]
o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative béo béo béo
Vocative , bíi*
béo**
Accusative béo , bíi
Genitive , bíi bíe , bíi
Dative béo , bíi béo
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative , bíi béoa
Vocative béo
béoa
Accusative béo
béoa
Genitive béo
Dative béoaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

béo m

  1. being
  2. creature
Inflection[edit]
Masculine 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
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

béo (absolute), ·béo (conjunct)

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive absolute and conjunct of at·tá

Verb[edit]

béo

  1. first-person singular preterite absolute of benaid

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“fatty”)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

béo

  1. fat, greasy
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative/dialectal form of véo.

Verb[edit]

béo

  1. to pinch