bodhar

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bodar, from Proto-Celtic *bodaros, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰodʰHros. Cognate with Sanskrit बधिर ‎(badhira).

Adjective[edit]

bodhar ‎(genitive singular masculine bodhair, genitive singular feminine bodhaire, plural bodhra, comparative bodhaire)

  1. deaf
  2. bothered, confused
  3. (of sound) dull
  4. (of limb) numb
  5. (of rock) immovable; (of water) stagnant

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • bodharghuth m ‎(hollow voice, sound)
  • bodharuisce m ‎(stagnant, bilge-, water)
  • bodhraigh ‎(deafen; bother, annoy; deaden, verb)
  • bodhrán m ‎(drum; deaf person)

Related terms[edit]

  • bodhaire f ‎(deafness; dullness (of sound))

Noun[edit]

bodhar m ‎(genitive singular bodhair, nominative plural bodhair)

  1. deaf person

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bodhar bhodhar mbodhar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bodar, from Proto-Celtic *bodaros, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰodʰHros. Cognate with Sanskrit बधिर ‎(badhira).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bodhar ‎(comparative buidhre)

  1. deaf, hard of hearing
  2. dull, heavy

Noun[edit]

bodhar m ‎(genitive singular bodhair, plural bodhair)

  1. deaf person

References[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
  • bodar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.