duibhe

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish duibe (darkness, blackness, dark colour).

Noun[edit]

duibhe f (genitive singular duibhe)

  1. blackness, swarthiness; darkness, gloom; melancholy, oppression (of spirit); malevolence
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

duibhe

  1. genitive singular feminine of dubh
  2. comparative degree of dubh
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

duibhe f sg

  1. genitive singular of dubh (black cow)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
duibhe dhuibhe nduibhe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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