See also: bríathar

Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish bríathar, from Proto-Celtic *brētrā (word).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

briathar m or f (genitive singular briathair or bréithre, nominative plural briathra or bréithre)

  1. word
  2. (grammar) verb (a grammatical category of words that indicate an action, event or a state)

Declension edit

As a masculine first-declension noun with a strong plural
As a masculine first-declension noun with a weak plural
As feminine second-declension noun with a strong plural
As feminine second-declension noun with a weak plural

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
briathar bhriathar mbriathar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References edit

  1. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 54
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 45

Further reading edit

Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish bríathar, from Proto-Celtic *brētrā.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

briathar m (genitive singular briathair, plural briathran)

  1. word, term
  2. statement

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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