ubh

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish og, from Proto-Celtic *āuyom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubh f (genitive singular uibhe, nominative plural uibheacha) or
ubh m (genitive singular uibh, nominative plural uibhe)

  1. (biology, zoology) egg

Usage notes[edit]

This word is normally feminine and follows the second declension, as shown in the first table below. The archaic masculine declension shown in the second table below is used especially in place names (e.g., Gort na nUbh (Gortnanuv), Co. Limerick, Munster).

Declension[edit]

Archaic masculine declension

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ubh n-ubh hubh t-ubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 39

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubh m (genitive singular uibhe, plural uibhean)

  1. Alternative spelling of ugh

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ubh n-ubh h-ubh t-ubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly, The Illustrated Gaelic Dictionary, 1902, p. 989.