EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bac.

NounEdit

bac (plural bacs)

  1. A broad, flat-bottomed ferryboat, usually worked by a rope.
  2. A vat or cistern.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *batja. According to Orel bac/bacë could be realted to Slavic Proto-Slavic *bat'a (elder brother, uncle) and Proto-Slavic *batja (id). Source of Romanian baci (chief shepherd, cheese-maker) and Megleno-Romanian/Aromanian batš (id).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bac m (indefinite plural bacë, definite singular baca, definite plural bacët)

  1. elder brother
  2. uncle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998) , “Alb. bac m Pl. baca ('elder brother, uncle')”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 13

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. ferry

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bak/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French bac, from Old French bas, bac- (flat boat), of obscure origin. Possibly from Vulgar Latin *baccu (container), from Latin bacar (kind of wine glass). Or, possibly borrowed from Celtic or Germanic, from Proto-Germanic *baką (back, rear).

NounEdit

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. ferry
  2. vat
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of baccalauréat.

NounEdit

bac m (plural bacs)

  1. (informal) high school exit exam in France; A level
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Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bacc (angle, bend, corner), from Proto-Celtic *bakkos (hook).

The verb is from Old Irish baccaid (hinders, prevents, impairs; lames), from the noun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bac m (genitive singular baic, nominative plural baic)

  1. barrier, block, balk, hindrance
  2. bottleneck, trap
  3. blocking, obstruction
  4. constraint, handicap, impediment, encumbrance
  5. stop
  6. mattock
  7. bend (in river, etc.)
  8. (door-)step
  9. (law) stay (of proceedings)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

bac (present analytic bacann, future analytic bacfaidh, verbal noun bacadh, past participle bactha) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. obstruct, balk, hinder
  2. impede, block, clog
  3. pre-empt
  4. bind
  5. foul
  6. (transitive with le) interfere, meddle with
  7. heed

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bac bhac mbac
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bac

  1. Alternative form of bak (back)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bac.

NounEdit

bac n (plural bacuri)

  1. ferry

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish baccaid (hinders, prevents, impairs; lames), from bacc (angle, bend, corner), from Proto-Celtic *bakkos (hook).

NounEdit

bac m (genitive singular baca or baic, plural bacan)

  1. delay, obstacle, hindrance
  2. peat bank
  3. sandbank

VerbEdit

bac (past bhac, future bacaidh, verbal noun bacadh, past participle bacte)

  1. prevent, hinder, obstruct, restrain

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
bac bhac
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.