blasta

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See also: blåsta and blasta-

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbˠlˠasˠt̪ˠə/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish blasta, from blas; synchronically, blas +‎ -ta.

Adjective[edit]

blasta

  1. savoury, tasty, delicious
  2. (of speech) correct, telling, well-spoken
  3. (figuratively) good (of work, music, speech, etc.)
  4. (of implement, machine) sweet, smooth-working
  5. tasteful, neat
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • blastanas m(flavour)
  • blastóir m(taster)
  • dea-bhlasta(good to taste, palatable; well-flavoured, savoury, adjective)
  • do-bhlasta(ill-tasting, unappetizing, adjective)
  • so-bhlasta(tasty, adjective)

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

blasta

  1. past participle of blais

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
blasta bhlasta mblasta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blas(taste, flavour) +‎ -ta.

Adjective[edit]

blasta

  1. tasty
  2. appetizing
  3. sweet

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • blasta” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish blasta, from blas; synchronically, blas +‎ -ta.

Adjective[edit]

blasta

  1. delicious, savoury, tasty
  2. well-tasted
  3. tasteful
  4. agreeable
  5. eloquent
  6. seasoned

Derived terms[edit]

  • ana-blasta(insipid, tasteless; of bad taste, adjective)
  • blastachd f(sweetness, savouriness; tastefulness; agreeableness)
  • blastag f(sweet-mouthed female)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]