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Stinson Beach, in California.

English

Etymology

From Old English bæce, bece, stream, from Proto-Germanic *bakiz

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
beach

Plural
es

beach (es)
  1. A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.
    1988: “Up and down, the beach lay empty for miles.” - Second Son, Robert Ferro

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Verb

Infinitive
to beach

Third person singular
beach

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to beach (third-person singular simple present beach, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To run (something) aground on a beach.

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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish bech < Proto-Celtic *beko- (cf. Welsh beg-egyr (hornet)) < Proto-Indo-European *bhei- (cf. bee).

Pronunciation

Noun

beach f.

  1. a bee.

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative beach beacha
Vocative a bheach a bheacha
Genitive beiche beach
Dative beach beacha

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an bheach na beacha
Genitive na beiche na mbeach
Dative leis an mbeach

don bheach

leis na beacha

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beach bheach mbeach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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