bealach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish belach (gap, pass, road, path).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bealach m (genitive bealaigh, plural bealaí)

  1. road
  2. way, route
  3. pass
  4. manner, way
  5. sound (long narrow inlet)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bealach bhealach mbealach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "belach" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “bealaċ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "bealach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish belach (gap, pass, road, path).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bealach m (genitive bealaich, plural bealaichean)

  1. defile, passage, pass or gorge of a mountain, glen
  2. gap, breach (in a wall or fence)
  3. gateway, gate
  4. road