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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish bás, from Old Irish bás, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷes-(to extinguish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bás m ‎(genitive singular báis, nominative plural básanna)

  1. death
    Proverb: Nuair a thiocfas an bás ní imeoidh sé folamh.‎ ― When death comes he won’t leave empty.
    Proverb: Níl neart ar an mbás (ach pósadh arís).‎ ― There is no cure for death (but to marry again).

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • faigh bás(die, verb, literally find death)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bás bhás mbás
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bás, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷes-(to extinguish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bás m

  1. death

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bás bás
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbás
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *gʷes-(to extinguish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bás n

  1. death

InflectionEdit

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bás bás
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbás
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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