bior

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bir(stake).

Noun[edit]

bior m ‎(genitive singular beara, nominative plural bioranna)

  1. point, tip
  2. spike
  3. spur
  4. pin
  5. (cooking) spit
  6. (cricket) point, fielding position between gully and cover
Declension[edit]
  • Alternative genitive plural: bear
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish bir(water; spring, well, stream).

Noun[edit]

bior m ‎(genitive singular beara)

  1. (literary) water
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bior bhior mbior
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

External links[edit]

  • "bior" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 bir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 bir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bir(stake).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bior m ‎(genitive singular biora, plural bioran)

  1. spike, tine, prong
  2. spit, skewer
  3. pin, prick, thorn
  4. cusp

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

External links[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • 1 bir” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.