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buirbe

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IrishEdit

NounEdit

buirbe f (genitive singular buirbe)

  1. Alternative form of boirbe (fierceness; rudeness; coarseness; rankness)

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buirbe bhuirbe mbuirbe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

buirbe

  1. genitive singular feminine of borb

MutationEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish burbae, buirbe, burba, borba (stupidity, ignorance; boorishness, harshness, fierceness, violence) (compare Irish boirbe), from borb (foolish, silly, senseless; stupid, ignorant, unlearned; rude, uncouth; fierce, rough, rude, violent, harsh; arrogant).

NounEdit

buirbe f

  1. atrocity, barbarism, ferocity, fierceness, rudeness, savagery

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • burbae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.