See also: bis, Bis, bis-, biş, and biś

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French viz (screw), from Latin vitis (vine).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bís f (genitive singular bíse, nominative plural bíseanna)

  1. vice; screw
  2. spiral

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bís bhís mbís
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "bís" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • spiral” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • vice” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • Entries containing “bís” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bís

  1. third-person singular present indicative habitual relative of at·tá

MutationEdit

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