buirbe

Contents

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.

ReferencesEdit


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.