blàth

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bláth, from Proto-Celtic *blātus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blàth m (genitive singular blàith, plural blàthan)

  1. blossom, bloom, flower
    Nach eil na blàthan na siris dìreach àlainn?Aren't the cherry blossoms just lovely?
  2. consequence, effect
  3. heyday

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish bláith (soft, smooth) from earlier mláith, from Proto-Celtic *mlātis (soft, tender), *mlātos (flour), related to *meleti (to grind, crush). Originally meant "ground soft". Cognate with Welsh blawd (flour, meal).

Adjective[edit]

blàth (genitive singular masculine blàith, genitive singular feminine blàithe, nominative plural blàtha)

  1. warm
    Tha am bùrn blàth.The water is warm.
  2. affectionate, tender, kind

Declension[edit]

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative blàth bhlàth blàtha
Vocative bhlàith bhlàith blàtha
Genitive bhlàith bhlàith/blàithe blàtha
Dative bhlàth bhlàith blàtha

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • blàth” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “bláth”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language