See also: buntáta

Scottish Gaelic Edit

Etymology Edit

From English potato, modified by association with bun (bottom).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /pən̪ˠˈt̪aːht̪ə/, [pən̪ˠˈd̪aːht̪ə]

Noun Edit

buntàta m (genitive singular bhuntàta, no plural)

  1. potato, potatoes

Usage notes Edit

The word buntàta is both singular and plural (similarly to "fish" in English).

  • Tha am buntàta bruich.The potato is / potatoes are boiled.

Derived terms Edit

Mutation Edit

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

Further reading Edit

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “buntàta”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN