Open main menu

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bél (compare Scottish Gaelic beul, Irish béal), from Proto-Celtic *wewlos (compare Welsh gwefl (animal lip), Cornish gwevel).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beeal m (genitive singular beill or beealloo, plural beill)

  1. (anatomy) mouth
  2. muzzle
  3. flue
  4. outlet
  5. orifice
  6. crater
  7. rim
  8. approach
  9. passage

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beeal veeal meeal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 419