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]


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]

  • balbh” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “balb”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language