bruach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bruäch, from brú (edge, brink, bank).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bruach m (genitive singular bruaigh, nominative plural bruacha)

  1. bank (edge of river, lake, or other watercourse), brink
  2. swollen edge

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bruach bhruach mbruach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 28

Further reading[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brú +‎ -ach

Noun[edit]

bruäch n (genitive unattested)

  1. edge, brink
  2. margin, border
  3. bank, shore

Inflection[edit]

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bruachN bruachN bruachL, bruacha
Vocative bruachN bruachN bruachL, bruacha
Accusative bruachN bruachN bruachL, bruacha
Genitive *bruïgL, *brúaigL bruach bruachN
Dative bruüchL, brúchL bruachaib bruachaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: bruach
  • Manx: broogh
  • Scottish Gaelic: bruach

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bruäch. Cognates include Irish bruach and Manx broogh.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾuə̯x/
  • Hyphenation: bruach

Noun[edit]

bruach f (genitive singular bruaiche, plural bruachan)

  1. bank (of lake or river)
  2. brink, border, edge, brim

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “bruach”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN