breith

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish breth, verbal noun of beirid (to carry, bear, bring forth, judge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

breith f (genitive singular breithe, nominative plural breitheanna)

  1. verbal noun of beir
  2. birth
  3. (of hens) lay
  4. bearing capacity
  5. bringing, taking
  6. seizing; catching, overtaking
  7. judgment, decision
  8. injunction

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
breith bhreith mbreith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish breth, verbal noun of beirid (to carry, bear, bring forth, judge).

Noun[edit]

breith f (genitive singular breith, plural breithean)

  1. opinion
  2. assessment, judgment
  3. decision
  4. sentence, verdict

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

breith f (genitive singular breith, plural breithean)

  1. verbal noun of beir
  2. birth

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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