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marbh

marbh

Irish

Adjective

marbh (genitive singular masculine mairbh, genitive singular feminine mairbhe, plural marbha, comparative mairbhe)

  1. dead
    Tá m’athair féin marbh.
    My own father is dead.
  2. defunct

Declension

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Related terms

Noun

marbh m (genitive singular mairbh, nominative plural mairbh)

  1. corpse, dead person
  2. (in the plural) the dead

Declension

Synonyms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
marbh mharbh unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "marbh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • marb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish marb, from Proto-Celtic *marwos (dead) (compare Welsh marw), from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥wós (compare *mr̥tós), ultimately from the root *mer- (to die).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maɾav/

Adjective

marbh

  1. dead
  2. defunct

Synonyms

Verb

marbh (past mharbh, future marbhaidh, verbal noun marbhadh, past participle marbhte)

  1. kill, murder

Noun

marbh m (genitive singular mairbh, plural mairbh)

  1. dead, stillness, quiet
  2. dead person, corpse

Mutation

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

See also

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • marb” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.