bech

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See also: Bech., běch, and bệch

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bekos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-, *bʰey- (bee), whence also Old English bēo (English bee), Latin fūcus (drone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bech m, f

  1. bee

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bech bechL beichL
Vocative beich bechL beuchu
Accusative bechN bechL beuchu
Genitive beichL bech bechN
Dative beuchL bechaib bechaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bech bech
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbech
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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