garbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish garb, from Proto-Celtic *garwos (compare Welsh garw ‎(coarse)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

garbh ‎(genitive singular masculine gairbh, genitive singular feminine gairbhe, plural garbha, comparative gairbhe)

  1. rough
    1. uneven, rugged; coarse in texture
    2. coarse, gross
    3. ungentle, harsh, crude, violent
    4. unfinished, unpolished, inexact, approximate

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
garbh gharbh ngarbh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish garb, from Proto-Celtic *garwos (compare Welsh garw ‎(coarse)).

Adjective[edit]

garbh

  1. rough (as in a rough surface)

References[edit]

  • 1 garb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.