beithir

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish beithir, possibly from Proto-Celtic *betrixs.

Noun[edit]

beithir f (genitive singular beithre or beithreach, nominative plural beithreacha)

  1. (literary) bear (animal)
  2. (literary) warrior

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beithir bheithir mbeithir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Celtic *betrixs.

Noun[edit]

beithir f or m (genitive bethrach or beithre)

  1. bear
  2. warrior, hero

Inflection[edit]

Feminine k-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative beithir bethraigL bethraig
Vocative beithir bethraigL bethracha
Accusative bethraigN bethraigL bethracha
Genitive bethrach bethrach bethrachN
Dative bethraigL bethrachaib bethrachaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish beithir, possibly from Proto-Celtic *betrixs.

Noun[edit]

beithir m (genitive singular beathrach, plural beithrichean or beathraichean)

  1. (provincial) bear (animal)
  2. serpent, viper
  3. wild beast

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
beithir bheithir
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]