dealbh

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish delb (figure, form, image, likeness, statue).

Noun[edit]

dealbh f (genitive singular deilbhe, nominative plural dealbha)

  1. statue
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish delb, a later spelling of Old Irish delam (without wealth, poor, indigent, adjective), from de- (without, privative prefix) +‎ alam (herd, flock).

Adjective[edit]

dealbh (genitive singular masculine dealbh, genitive singular feminine deilbhe, plural dealbha, comparative deilbhe)

  1. destitute, impoverished
  2. bare, empty
  3. bleak
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dealbh dhealbh ndealbh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "dealbh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 delb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 delb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish delb (figure, form, image, likeness, statue).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dealbh m, f (genitive singular dealbha or deilbh, plural dealbhan or dealbhannan or deilbh)

  1. picture, drawing, image
  2. photograph

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dealbh (past dhealbh, future dealbhaidh, verbal noun dealbhadh, past participle dealbhta)

  1. imagine, picture
  2. create, construct, shape
  3. plan, design

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • 1 delb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.