sliabh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish slíab, from Proto-Celtic *slēbos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sliabh m (genitive singular sléibhe, nominative plural sléibhte)

  1. mountain
  2. (geography) moor
  3. Used in minced oaths.
    Dar sliabh!By Jove!
    M'anam don sliabh!I declare to goodness!

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sliabh shliabh
after an, tsliabh
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "sliabh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • slíab” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “sliaḃ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “sliabh” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “sliabh” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish slíab, from Proto-Celtic *slēbos.

Noun[edit]

sliabh m (genitive singular slèibh, plural slèibhtean)

  1. moor, moorland
    Synonyms: monadh, mòinteach
  2. hill, mountain
    Synonyms: beinn, cnoc

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
sliabh shliabh
after "an", t-sliabh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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