IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish bir (stake).

NounEdit

bior m (genitive singular beara, nominative plural bioranna)

  1. point, tip
  2. spike
  3. spur
  4. pin
  5. (cooking) spit
  6. (cricket) point, fielding position between gully and cover
DeclensionEdit
  • Alternative genitive plural: bear
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish bir (water; spring, well, stream).

NounEdit

bior m (genitive singular beara)

  1. (literary) water
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bior bhior mbior
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 bir (stake).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bior m (genitive singular biora, plural bioran)

  1. spike, tine, prong
  2. spit, skewer
  3. pin, prick, thorn
  4. cusp

MutationEdit

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

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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