[letter] Beith is the Irish name of the first letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚁ, meaning `birch`. In Old Irish, the letter name was Beithe, which is related to Welsh bedw(en), Breton bezv(enn), and Latin betula. Its Proto-Indo-European root was *gʷet- `resin, gum`. Its phonetic value is [b]. The Auraicept na n-Éces contains the tale of th...
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