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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish buide.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

buí (comparative buí or buíocha)

  1. yellow (having yellow as its colour)
  2. (by extension, of skin) sallow, jaundiced
    Proverb:
    Más peaca a bheith buí tá na mílte damanta.
    Beauty is only skin deep.
    (literally, “If it’s a sin to be sallow thousands are damned.”)
  3. tan

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NounEdit

buí m (genitive singular buí, nominative plural buíonna)

  1. yellow (colour)
    1. yellow blight
    2. yellow plague

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Proper nounEdit

buí f (genitive buí)

  1. (name for) a yellow cow

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buí bhuí mbuí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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