bolg

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bolg, from Proto-Celtic *bolgos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolg m ‎(genitive singular boilg, nominative plural boilg)

  1. belly, stomach, abdomen
  2. (by extension) bellyful
  3. (geology, astronomy, etc.) bulge, broad part, middle (of equator, galaxy, etc.)
  4. bag
  5. (nautical) hold (of ship)
  6. (nautical) bunt, belly (of sail)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bolg ‎(present analytic bolgann, future analytic bolgfaidh, verbal noun bolgadh, past participle bolgtha)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) bulge
  2. (transitive, intransitive) blister

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bolg bholg mbolg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bolg, from Proto-Celtic *bolgos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolg m ‎(genitive singular bolgey or bolgagh, plural builg)

  1. belly, stomach, abdomen, tummy
  2. corporation
  3. bilge
  4. bowl (of lamp)

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bolg volg molg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bolgos ‎(belly), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- ‎(to swell).

Noun[edit]

bolg m ‎(genitive builg, nominative plural builg)

  1. belly, stomach
  2. bag, satchel
  3. bellows
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolg f ‎(genitive unattested, nominative plural bolga)

  1. blister, bubble, puffball
  2. bud
  3. boss

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • bolg m” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • bolg f” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.