marbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish marb, from Proto-Celtic *marwos (dead) (compare Welsh marw), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥wós (compare *mr̥tós), ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marbh (genitive singular masculine mairbh, genitive singular feminine mairbhe, plural marbha, comparative mairbhe)

  1. dead
    Tá m’athair féin marbh.
    My own father is dead.
  2. defunct

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Noun[edit]

marbh m (genitive singular mairbh, nominative plural mairbh)

  1. corpse, dead person
  2. (in the plural) the dead

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
marbh mharbh not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish marb, from Proto-Celtic *marwos (dead) (compare Welsh marw), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥wós (compare *mr̥tós), ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marbh

  1. dead
  2. defunct

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

marbh (past mharbh, future marbhaidh, verbal noun marbhadh, past participle marbhte)

  1. kill, murder

Noun[edit]

marbh m (genitive singular mairbh, plural mairbh)

  1. dead, stillness, quiet
  2. dead person, corpse

Mutation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • marb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.