IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet-

NounEdit

beith f (genitive singular beithe, nominative plural beitheanna)

  1. birch (tree)
  2. the letter B in the Ogham alphabet
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

beith

  1. Obsolete form of beadh.

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beith bheith mbeith
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beith

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive absolute of at·tá

MutationEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *betwiyos, *betuyā (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷet-

NounEdit

beith f (genitive singular beithe, plural beithean)

  1. birch (tree)

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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