balbhan

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish balbán (compare Irish balbhán); synchronically, balbh +‎ -an.

Noun[edit]

balbhan m ‎(genitive singular balbhain, plural balbhanan)

  1. mute (person unable to speak)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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