bìth

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ‎(pitch), from Proto-Celtic *bitu, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷétu (compare English cud).

Noun[edit]

bìth f ‎(genitive singular bìthe, no plural)

  1. glue, gum
  2. birdlime
  3. resin
  4. tar, bitumen
  5. pith
  6. caulking

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • 1 bí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.