baramail

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin parabola (from Ancient Greek παραβολή(parabolḗ, comparison; parable)), influenced by samail(description, likeness, similarity).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baramail f

  1. comparison, the like, match
  2. opinion, conjecture, surmise
  3. likelihood
  4. expectation, hope

InflectionEdit

Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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