uisce beatha

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From uisce (water) + beatha (life), in origin a calque of Latin aqua vitae.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈiʃkʲə ˈbʲahə]

NounEdit

uisce beatha m (genitive singular uisce bheatha)

  1. whiskey
    Synonyms: beathuisce, fuisce

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

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