beeal

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bél (compare Scottish Gaelic beul, Irish béal), from Proto-Celtic *wewlos (compare Welsh gwefl (animal lip), Cornish gwevel).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beeal m (genitive beill or beealloo, plural beill)

  1. (anatomy) mouth
  2. muzzle
  3. flue
  4. outlet
  5. orifice
  6. crater
  7. rim
  8. approach
  9. passage

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beeal veeal meeal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 419