ubh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (biology, zoology) egg

Declension[edit]

Archaic masculine declension

Usage notes[edit]

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

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]

  • "ubh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 207.
  • 1 og” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ubh m ‎(genitive singular uibhe, plural uibhean)

  1. Alternative spelling of ugh

References[edit]

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