IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bain- (sometimes used before a slender consonant or vowel)

EtymologyEdit

From bean (woman).

PrefixEdit

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English
    ban- + ‎ab (abbot) → ‎ban-ab (abbess)
    ban- + ‎draíodóir (magician) → ‎bandraíodóir (enchantress)
    ban- + ‎stiúrthóir (director; conductor) → ‎banstiúrthóir (directress, directrix; conductress)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ban- bhan- mban-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to ben (woman).

PrefixEdit

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female counterpart, similar to -ette or -ess in English.
    ban- + ‎éces (poet) → ‎banéces (poetess)
    ban- + ‎airchinnech (leader, superior) → ‎banairchinnech (female leader, superior)

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Irish: ban-

MutationEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bean (woman).

PrefixEdit

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English.
    ban- + ‎actair (actor) → ‎ban-actair (actress)
    ban- + ‎ìmpire (emperor) → ‎ban-ìmpire (empress)
    ban- + ‎prionnsa (prince) → ‎bana-phrionnsa (princess)
    Coordinate term: fear-

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

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