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Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish cimbal, borrowed from Latin cymbalum.


ciombal m (genitive singular ciombail, nominative plural ciombail)

  1. (music) cymbal


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ciombal chiombal gciombal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • cimbal” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “cimbeal” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 137.
  • "ciombal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “ciombal” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ciombal” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “cimbeal” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.