See also: blåsta and blasta-

Contents

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbˠlˠasˠt̪ˠə/

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish blasta, from blas; synchronically, blas +‎ -ta.

AdjectiveEdit

blasta

  1. savoury, tasty, delicious
  2. (of speech) correct, telling, well-spoken
  3. (figuratively) good (of work, music, speech, etc.)
  4. (of implement, machine) sweet, smooth-working
  5. tasteful, neat
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
  • blastanas m(flavour)
  • blastóir m(taster)
  • dea-bhlasta(good to taste, palatable; well-flavoured, savoury, adjective)
  • do-bhlasta(ill-tasting, unappetizing, adjective)
  • so-bhlasta(tasty, adjective)

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

blasta

  1. past participle of blais

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
blasta bhlasta mblasta
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "blasta" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • blasta” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From blas(taste, flavour) +‎ -ta.

AdjectiveEdit

blasta

  1. tasty
  2. appetizing
  3. sweet

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • blasta” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish blasta, from blas; synchronically, blas +‎ -ta.

AdjectiveEdit

blasta

  1. delicious, savoury, tasty
  2. well-tasted
  3. tasteful
  4. agreeable
  5. eloquent
  6. seasoned

Derived termsEdit

  • ana-blasta(insipid, tasteless; of bad taste, adjective)
  • blastachd f(sweetness, savouriness; tastefulness; agreeableness)
  • blastag f(sweet-mouthed female)

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit