Scottish Gaelic edit

Etymology edit

The noun is from Old Irish folúamain, verbal noun of fo·luathar (fly, flee, abscond). The verb is from the noun. Cognate with Irish foluain (fluttering, flying, hovering).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

falbh (past dh'fhalbh, future falbhaidh, verbal noun falbh, past participle falbhte)

  1. leave, depart, go away

Usage notes edit

  • Only used intransitively. In transitive clauses fàg is used:
    Feumaidh mi falbh a-nis.I must go/leave now.
    Am fàg sinn an dùthaich?Shall we leave the country?

Noun edit

falbh m

  1. verbal noun of falbh

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

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