dubh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dub, from Proto-Celtic *dubus (black), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black). Cognates include English deaf.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dubh (genitive singular masculine duibh, genitive singular feminine duibhe, plural dubha, comparative duibhe or dúcha)

  1. black
  2. black-haired

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative comparative form: dúcha (Cois Fharraige)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dubh m (genitive singular duibh)

  1. black

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dubh dhubh ndubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

See also[edit]

Colors in Irish · dathanna (layout · text)
     bán      liath      dubh
             dearg ; corcairdhearg              oráiste ; donn              buí ; bánbhuí
                          glas             
             cian              gormghlas              gorm
             indeagó              maigeanta ; corcra              bándearg

Further reading[edit]

  • "dubh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • dub” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “dubh” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “dubh” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dub (black), from Proto-Celtic *dubus (black), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewbʰ- (black). Cognates within Celtic include Breton du (black), Welsh du (black), Cornish duv or du (black), Gaulish river name Dubis, now Doubs. Cognates outside Celtic include Ancient Greek τυφλός (tuphlós, blind), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌱𐍃 (daubs, deaf), German taub (deaf), English deaf, English dumb.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t̪ʊv/, /t̪uːv/, /t̪uː/, /t̪u/

Adjective[edit]

dubh

  1. black
  2. black-haired
    Tha Dòmhnall Dubh an Dòmhnallaich a-nochd a' tòir air Mòraig.Black-haired Donald MacDonald is chasing after Morag tonight.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dubh m (genitive singular duibh, plural dubhan)

  1. blackness, darkness
    Synonyms: dorchadas, dubhar
  2. ink
    Synonym: inc
  3. pupil (of eye)
    Synonym: clach na sùla

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dubh (past dhubh, future dubhaidh, verbal noun dubhadh, past participle dubhte)

  1. blacken

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Colors in Scottish Gaelic · dathan (layout · text)
     bàn      glas      dubh
             dearg ; ruadh              orainds ; donn              buidhe ; donn
             uaine              uaine              gorm ; gorm
             liath ; glas              liath              gorm
             purpaidh ; guirmean              pinc ; purpaidh              pinc

References[edit]

  1. ^ dubh at Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Alexander MacBain, Eneas Mackay, 1911 . Accessed 4 Feb. 2015.
  2. ^ dub” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76. Accessed 4 Feb. 2015.

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