búaid

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *boudi (victory) (compare Welsh budd (profit)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰówdʰi (victory).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

búaid n (genitive búaide, nominative plural búada)

  1. victory, triumph
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 43b7
      a mbuaid glosses triumphus
  2. special quality, gift, virtue
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 27c20
      búaid precepte
      the gift of teaching
  3. profit, advantage, benefit

Usage notes[edit]

Used attributively in the genitive singular to mean victorious, triumphal, pre-eminent, precious.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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