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See also: beo, BEO, beò, and beó

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Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *biwos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive), from *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Compare Welsh byw.

AdjectiveEdit

béo

  1. alive
  2. living
InflectionEdit
o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative béo béo béo
Vocative , bíi*
béo**
Accusative béo , bíi
Genitive , bíi bíe , bíi
Dative béo , bíi béo
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative , bíi béoa
Vocative béo
béoa
Accusative béo
béoa
Genitive béo
Dative béoaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

béo m

  1. being
  2. creature
InflectionEdit
Masculine 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
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See etymology on the main entry.

VerbEdit

béo (absolute), ·béo (conjunct)

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive absolute and conjunct of at·tá

VerbEdit

béo

  1. first-person singular preterite absolute of benaid

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

VietnameseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

béo

  1. fat, greasy
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

béo

  1. (Central Vietnam) to pinch