beithíoch

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bethadach (animal). Compare Scottish Gaelic beithir (beast, monster, bear)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beithíoch m (genitive singular beithígh, nominative plural beithígh)

  1. beast
  2. (large) animal
  3. brute; (large) specimen of creature
  4. bovine animal; heifer, cow
  5. (in the plural) cattle
  6. horse

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beithíoch bheithíoch mbeithíoch
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 10