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Etymology

From Irish and/or Scottish Gaelic gob (beak, bill).

Pronunciation

  • gŏb, IPA: /ɡɒb/, /gQb/
    Rhymes: -ɒb

Noun

Singular
gob

Plural
s

gob (s)
  1. (countable) A lump of soft or sticky material.
  2. (countable, UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) The mouth.
    He's always stuffing her gob with fast food.
    Oi, you, shut your gob!
    She's got such a gob on her - she's always gossiping about someone or other.
  3. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Saliva or phlegm.
    He spat a big ball of gob on to the pavement.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sailor.

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Verb

Infinitive
to gob

Third person singular
gobs

Simple past
gobbed

Past participle
-

Present participle
gobbing

to gob (third-person singular simple present gobs, present participle gobbing, simple past and past participle gobbed)
  1. To spit, especially to spit phlegm

Translations


Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gop < Proto-Celtic *gobbo- (mouth) (cf. French gober (gulp down) and gobelet (goblet) from Gaulish) < Proto-Indo-European *g̑ebh- (jaw, mouth); cf. jowl < Old English ċēafl; German Kiefer (jaw).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ɡɔbˠ]

Noun

gob m.

  1. beak, bill (of a bird etc.)
  2. tip, point, projection

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gob goba
Vocative a ghoib a ghoba
Genitive goib gob
Dative gob goba

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an gob na goba
Genitive an ghoib na ngob
Dative leis an ngob

don ghob

leis na goba

Verb

gob

  1. peck (as a bird etc.)
  2. project, stick out, up

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gob ghob ngob
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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