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babb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. babb or dil.ie/5066
Last Revised: 2013

 

interjection (probably not Irish, but a version of the Greek exclamation of surprise βαβαι; cf. in continental word-lists babe admiratio est and babe ammiratio) wow!, whew! Stud. Celt. xxiv/xxv 56 , Celtica xxv 93 : b.¤ interiacht adbligthe de nomine bainb Bris maic Eladain, ar nī raibe i nĒre muc bud grátu. Babgither didiu a hainm-side, Corm. Y 118.