balgam

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bolgum (sip; mouthful, draught) (compare modern Irish bolgam).

Noun[edit]

balgam m (genitive singular balgaim, plural balgaman)

  1. mouthful (of a drink), sip, gulp
    A bheil thu ag iarraidh balgam teatha?
    Do you want a drink of tea?

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