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See also: bùird



buird m

  1. genitive singular of boayrd
  2. plural of boayrd


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buird vuird muird
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.



From Middle English bord (board, slab; table; boat; shield), from Old English bord (board; plank; table; shield; deck; ship; boundary), from Proto-Germanic *burdą (board; plank; table), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerdʰ- (to cut). Cognate with English board.



buird (plural buirds)

  1. board (relatively long, wide and thin piece of any material, usually wood or similar, often for use in construction or furniture-making)
    • 1847, Paterson, James, The Ballads and Songs of Ayrshire, page 90:
      A briest like a buird, and a back like a door.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. table
    • 1877, Murdoch, Alex G., The Laird's Lykewake and Other Poems[1], London; Edinburgh and Glasgow: Simpkin, Marshal, & Co.; John Menzies & Co,, Bring the Bodie Ben, page 183:
      They brocht him ben, an' sat him doun before a weel-spread buird,
      They brought him in, and sat him down before a well-spread table,