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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From beag (little, small; few, adjective).

PrefixEdit

beag-

  1. small
    beag- + ‎méid (amount, quantity, extent, degree, number) → ‎beagmhéid (smallness)
  2. -less
    beag- + ‎cúiteamh (recompense, compensation) → ‎beagchúiteamh (thanklessness)
  3. un-, in-
    beag- + ‎cainteach (talkative; chatty) → ‎beagchainteach (silent, taciturn)
    beag- + ‎eaglach (fearful, afraid; apprehensive, timid) → ‎beageaglach (fearless)

MutationEdit

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

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