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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish og, from Proto-Celtic *āuyom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ubh f or m (genitive singular uibhe or uibh, nominative plural uibheacha or uibhe)

  1. (biology, zoology) egg

Usage notesEdit

This word is normally feminine and follows the second declension, as shown in the first table above. The archaic masculine declension shown in the second table above is used especially in place names (e.g., Gort na n-Ubh (Gortnanuv), Co. Limerick, Munster).

DeclensionEdit

Archaic masculine declension

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ubh n-ubh hubh t-ubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

ubh m (genitive singular uibhe, plural uibhean)

  1. Alternative spelling of ugh

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ubh n-ubh h-ubh t-ubh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Edward Dwelly, The Illustrated Gaelic Dictionary, 1902, p. 989.