tarbh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tarb, from Proto-Celtic *tarwos (bull) (compare Welsh tarw, Cornish tarow, Breton tarv, Gaulish taruos), from Proto-Indo-European *táwros (bull) (compare Latin taurus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tarbh m (genitive singular tairbh, nominative plural tairbh)

  1. bull

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tarbh tharbh dtarbh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "tarbh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “tarb”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN
  • Entries containing “tarbh” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “tarbh” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish tarb, from Proto-Celtic *tarwos (bull) (compare Welsh tarw, Cornish tarow, Breton tarv, Gaulish taruos), from Proto-Indo-European *táwros (bull) (compare Latin taurus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tarbh m (genitive singular tairbh, plural tairbh)

  1. bull
  2. (astronomy, astrology) Taurus

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[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
  • G. Toner, S. Arbuthnot, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, D. Wodtko, editors (1913–76), “tarb”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Dublin: Royal Irish Aacademy, →ISBN