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

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.