balbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish balb, from Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

balbh ‎(genitive singular masculine bailbh, genitive singular feminine bailbhe, plural balbha, comparative bailbhe)

  1. dumb
  2. inarticulate
  3. (of sound) dull

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • balbhán m ‎(dumb person, mute; stammerer)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
balbh bhalbh mbalbh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "balbh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • balb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish balb, from Latin balbus.

Adjective[edit]

balbh

  1. mute, dumb (unable to speak)
  2. silent, still

Related terms[edit]

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