bealach

See also: béalach

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish belach (gap, pass, road, path).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bealach m (genitive singular bealaigh, nominative plural bealaí)

  1. way
  2. road, track
    Synonyms: bóthar, ród
  3. route
    Synonyms: caoi, slí
  4. passage, thoroughfare
  5. direction
  6. distance, journey
  7. manner, method
  8. manner, respect
    Synonyms: bóthar, modh
  9. pass
  10. passage, sound (long narrow inlet)
    Synonyms: béal, caolas, sunda
  11. (broadcasting) channel
    Synonym: cainéal

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bealach bhealach mbealach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish belach (gap, pass, road, path).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bealach m (genitive singular bealaich, plural bealaichean)

  1. defile, passage, pass or gorge of a mountain, glen
  2. gap, breach (in a wall or fence)
  3. gateway, gate
  4. road

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • bealach” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “belach”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language