bith

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See also: bìth, bið, biþ, and bith-

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bith, from Proto-Celtic *bitus (compare Welsh byd).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bith m (genitive singular beatha)

  1. (literary) world

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bith bhith mbith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English biþ, third-person present singular of bēon (to be), from Proto-Germanic *biuþi, third-person present singular of *beuną (to be, become).

Verb[edit]

bith

  1. Third-person singular present indicative form of been

Usage notes[edit]

This form is less common than is except in southern dialects.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bes, beeth (now obsolete or dialectal)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bitus (compare Welsh byd).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bith m (genitive betho or betha, nominative plural betha)

  1. world
Declension[edit]
Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bith bithL betha
Vocative bith bithL bithu
Accusative bithN bithL bithu
Genitive betho, betha betho, bethaL bethaN
Dative biuthL bethaib bethaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bith

  1. third-person singular past subjunctive of is
  2. third-person singular future of is

Mutation[edit]

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