gealbhan

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Irish[edit]

gealbhan binne

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gelbann. Compare Cornish and Breton golvan.

Noun[edit]

gealbhan m (genitive singular gealbhain, nominative plural gealbhain)

  1. sparrow (bird of the family Passeridae)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gealbhan ghealbhan ngealbhan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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