gríobh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gríb ‎(gyrfalcon, griffin, talon) (compare Manx greeu), from Latin gryphus, from Ancient Greek γρύψ ‎(grúps).

Noun[edit]

gríobh f ‎(genitive singular gríbhe, nominative plural gríobha)

  1. griffin
  2. talon
  3. (figuratively) fierce warrior

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • gríobhach ‎(griffon-like; fierce, formidable, adjective)
  • gríofa ‎(griffon-like, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gríobh ghríobh ngríobh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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