balb

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balbus.

Adjective[edit]

balb

  1. dumb, silent
  2. (of speech) stammering, inarticulate, murmurous
  3. (of water, weather) still, calm

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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