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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bekos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey- (bee), whence also Old English bēo (English bee), Latin fūcus (drone).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bech m (genitive beich, nominative plural beich)

  1. bee
    • “Daith bech buide”:[1]
      Daith bech buide a húaim i n-úaim []
      Nimble is the yellow bee from cave to cave []

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bech bechL beichL
Vocative beich bechL beuchuH
Accusative bechN bechL beuchuH
Genitive beichL bech bechN
Dative beuchL bechaib bechaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: beach
  • Scottish Gaelic: beach

MutationEdit

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

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reprinted in Wim Tigges in collaboration with Feargal Ó Béarra (2006) An Old Irish Primer, Nijmegen: Stichting Uitgeverij de Keltische Draak, →ISBN, page 13

San Juan Guelavía ZapotecEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Zapotec *kw-ettzi.

NounEdit

bech

  1. buzzard

ReferencesEdit

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 13, 29