bís

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See also: bis, Bis, bis-, biş, and biś

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French viz (screw), from Latin vitis (vine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bís f (genitive singular bíse, nominative plural bíseanna)

  1. vice; screw
  2. spiral

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bís bhís mbís
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "bís" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • spiral” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • vice” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bís

  1. third-person singular present indicative consuetudinal relative of at·tá

Mutation[edit]

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