bealach

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See also: béalach

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bealach m (genitive singular bealaigh, nominative plural bealaí)

  1. way
  2. road, track
    Synonyms: bóthar, ród
  3. route
    Synonyms: caoi, slí
  4. passage, thoroughfare
  5. direction
  6. distance, journey
  7. manner, method
  8. manner, respect
    Synonyms: bóthar, modh
  9. pass
  10. passage, sound (long narrow inlet)
    Synonyms: béal, caolas, sunda
  11. (broadcasting) channel
    Synonym: cainéal

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bealach m (genitive singular 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

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “bealach”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “belach”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language