buntàta

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English potato, modified by association with bun (bottom).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pən̪ˠˈt̪ʰaːht̪ə/, [pən̪ˠˈd̪(ʰ)aːht̪ə]

Noun[edit]

buntàta m (genitive singular buntàta, plural buntàta)

  1. potato, potatoes

Usage notes[edit]

The word buntàta is both singular and plural (similarly to "fish" in English).

  • Tha am buntàta bruich.The potato is / potatoes are boiled.

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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