See also: biad

Old IrishEdit


Etymology 1Edit

From earlier dissyllabic bïad, from Proto-Celtic *biyatom. Cognate with Welsh bwyd.


bíad n (genitive biid or biith, nominative plural bíada)

  1. food
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 6c7
      Léic úait inna bíada milsi et tomil innahí-siu do·mmeil do chenél arnáp hésom con·éit détso.
      Put away from you sg the sweet foods, and consume those that your race consumes, so that it may not be he who is indulgent to you.
Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bíadN bíadN bíadL, bíada
Vocative bíadN bíadN bíadL, bíada
Accusative bíadN bíadN bíadL, bíada
Genitive bïidL, bïithL bíad bíadN
Dative bïudL bíadaib bíadaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

  • Irish: bia
  • Manx: bee
  • Scottish Gaelic: biadh

Etymology 2Edit



  1. Alternative form of ·bïad