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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish prep (a bounce, start). The verb, which is not attested before Early Modern Irish, is from the noun.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

preab f (genitive singular preibe, nominative plural preaba)

  1. start, bound
  2. (of ball) bounce, hop
  3. throb, twitch
  4. kick
  5. sod turned by spade, spadeful of earth
  6. dash, spirit

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

preab (present analytic preabann, future analytic preabfaidh, verbal noun preabadh, past participle preabtha)

  1. (intransitive) start, spring, jump
  2. (intransitive, of ball) bounce, hop
  3. (intransitive) throb, twitch

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
preab phreab bpreab
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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