ban-

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bain- (sometimes used before a slender consonant or vowel)

Etymology[edit]

From bean ‎(woman).

Prefix[edit]

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English
    ban- + ‎ab ‎(abbot) → ‎ban-ab ‎(abbess)
    ban- + ‎draíodóir ‎(magician) → ‎bandraíodóir ‎(enchantress)
    ban- + ‎stiúrthóir ‎(director; conductor) → ‎banstiúrthóir ‎(directress, directrix; conductress)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ban- bhan- mban-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bean ‎(woman).

Prefix[edit]

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English.
    ban- + ‎actair ‎(actor) → ‎ban-actair ‎(actress)
    ban- + ‎ìmpire ‎(emperor) → ‎ban-ìmpire ‎(empress)
    ban- + ‎prionnsa ‎(prince) → ‎bana-phrionnsa ‎(princess)

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