See also: blað, blaþ, and blàth

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bláth, from Proto-Celtic *blātus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bláth m (genitive singular blátha, nominative plural bláthanna)

  1. flower

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • bláfar (blooming, beautiful; tidy; demure; florid, adjective)
  • bláthach (flowery, adjective)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bláth bhláth mbláth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *blātus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower).

NounEdit

bláth m

  1. flower
  2. blossom
  3. bloom

InflectionEdit

Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bláth bláthL bláthae
Vocative bláth bláthL bláthu
Accusative bláthN bláthL bláthu
Genitive bláthoH, bláthaH blátho, blátha bláthaeN
Dative bláthL bláthaib bláthaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: bláth
  • Manx: blaa
  • Scottish Gaelic: blàth

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit