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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


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


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?


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
balgam bhalgam
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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