beirt

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See also: beírt

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish beirt(pair, two (people)), from bert f, m(burden, load; bundle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beirt f (genitive singular beirte, nominative plural beirteanna) (triggers lenition of a following noun)

  1. (a group of) two, a pair
    1. (of persons)
      beirt dheartháireacha agam.‎ ― I have two brothers.
    2. (of things, without dependent noun)
      beirt de chaoirigh bána sa ghort.‎ ― There are two white sheep in the field.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beirt bheirt mbeirt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 beirt” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “beirt” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "beirt" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

beirt f

  1. genitive singular of beart