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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish bethach, a variant of bethadach (animal; creature), from bethu, Middle Irish betha (life) + -ach.


beathach m (genitive singular beathaich, plural beathaichean)

  1. beast, brute, animal
    Synonyms: ainmhidh

Related terms[edit]


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

Further reading[edit]

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