-án

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -eán (slender variant)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -án, from Primitive Irish *-ᚐᚌᚅᚐᚄ (-agnas).

Suffix[edit]

-án m

  1. A suffix used to derives instruments, diminutives, and other nouns from primary nouns in Irish.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This affix is productive in Modern Irish. It forms masculine nouns of the first declension.

Derived terms[edit]