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ban-

ban-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "ban"

Irish

Alternative forms

  • bain- (sometimes used before a slender consonant or vowel)

Prefix

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English
    ban- + ab (abbot)ban-ab (abbess)
    ban- + draíodóir (magician)bandraíodóir (enchantress)
    ban- + stiúrthóir (director; conductor)banstiúrthóir (directress, directrix; conductress)

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Irish_words_prefixed_with_ban-'>Irish words prefixed with ban-</a>

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ban- bhan- mban-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

From bean (woman).

Prefix

ban-

  1. A prefix appended to words to make a female form, similar to -ette or -ess in English.
    ban- + actair (actor)ban-actair (actress)
    ban- + ìmpire (emperor)ban-ìmpire (empress)
    ban- + prionnsa (prince)bana-phrionnsa (princess)

Antonyms

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Scottish_Gaelic_words_prefixed_with_ban-'>Scottish Gaelic words prefixed with ban-</a>

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