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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish beirt (pair, two (people)), from bert (burden, load; bundle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beirt f (genitive singular beirte, nominative plural beirteanna) (triggers lenition (except of d, s, and t))

  1. (a group of) two, a pair
    1. (of persons)
      beirt deartháireacha agam.I have two brothers.
    2. (of things, without dependent noun)
      beirt de chaoirigh bána sa ghort.There are a pair of white sheep in the field.

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally used with the genitive plural when referring to human beings and the preposition de when referring to other things.

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beirt bheirt mbeirt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

beirt f sg

  1. genitive singular of beart

MutationEdit

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