delb

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *delwā, from Proto-Indo-European *delh₁- (to split); compare Welsh delw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

delb f

  1. form, shape
  2. appearance
  3. image, likeness
  4. statue

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative delbL deilbL delbaH
Vocative delbL deilbL delbaH
Accusative deilbN deilbL delbaH
Genitive delbaeH delbL delbN
Dative deilbL delbaib delbaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: dealbh
  • Manx: jalloo
  • Scottish Gaelic: dealbh

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