balb

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balb

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

Declension[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative balb balb balb
Vocative bailb*
balb**
Accusative balb bailb
Genitive bailb bailbe bailb
Dative balb bailb balb
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative bailb balba
Vocative balbu
balba
Accusative balbu
balba
Genitive balb
Dative balbaib
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]

  • Irish: balbh
  • Manx: balloo
  • Scottish Gaelic: balbh

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.

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