bliain

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish blíadain, from Proto-Celtic *blēdanī (year).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bliain f (genitive singular bliana, nominative plural blianta)

  1. year

Usage notes[edit]

  • Bliain has the irregular count plural bliana:
    • trí blianathree years
    • seacht mblianaseven years
    • ceithre bliana déagfourteen years

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bliain bhliain mbliain
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Further reading[edit]

  • bliadain” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “bliaḋain” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 71.
  • "bliain" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “bliain” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bliain” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “bliain” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.