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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bolg, from Proto-Celtic *bolgos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bolg m (genitive singular boilg, nominative plural boilg)


  1. belly, stomach, abdomen
  2. (by extension) bellyful
  3. (geology, astronomy, etc.) bulge, broad part, middle (of equator, galaxy, etc.)
  4. bag
  5. (nautical) hold (of ship)
  6. (nautical) bunt, belly (of sail)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

bolg (present analytic bolgann, future analytic bolgfaidh, verbal noun bolgadh, past participle bolgtha)


  1. (transitive, intransitive) bulge
  2. (transitive, intransitive) blister

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bolg bholg mbolg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bolg, from Proto-Celtic *bolgos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bolg m (genitive singular bolgey or bolgagh, plural builg)


  1. belly, stomach, abdomen, tummy
  2. corporation
  3. bilge
  4. bowl (of lamp)

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bolg volg molg
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *bolgos (belly), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- (to swell).

NounEdit

bolg m (genitive builg, nominative plural builg)

  1. belly, stomach
  2. bag, satchel
  3. bellows
InflectionEdit
Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

bolg f (genitive unattested, nominative plural bolga)

  1. blister, bubble, puffball
  2. bud
  3. boss
InflectionEdit
Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • bolg m” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • bolg f” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.