buail

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish búailid(beats, strikes, assaults; knocks (on); strikes, coins (money); stamps, impresses (a seal), verb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

buail (present analytic buaileann, future analytic buailfidh, verbal noun bualadh, past participle buailte)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) strike, hit, beat
    Proverb:
    An té a bhuailtear sa cheann bíonn eagla air.‎ ― A burnt child dreads the fire.
    1. (sports, cooking, etc.) beat
    2. defeat, overcome
    3. strike repeatedly, rhythmically
      1. (agriculture) thresh
    4. pulsate
    5. beat into shape
      1. (money) mint
    6. strike down
    7. (of appetites, emotions) seize, take hold of
    8. strike course, proceed
    9. touch, reach
    10. place, put, take

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • clóbhuail(print, transitive verb)
  • frithbhuail(strike against; beat back, check; kick back, recoil; pulsate, throb, verb)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buail bhuail mbuail
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish búalaid

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

buail (past bhuail, future buailidh, verbal noun bualadh, past participle buailte)

  1. strike, hit, bang, beat, smite, knock, pelt, rap, thrust, thump
  2. thrash, thresh (corn)
  3. coin

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

buail m pl

  1. plural of bual

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
buail fuail muail unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.