Samain

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *samonios (compare Gaulish samoni-), either from Proto-Indo-European *sam (together) (compare Old High German saman (together), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌰 (samana, together, in common), Sanskrit समन (samaná, together), सम् (sám, with), Avestan [script?] (ha(m), together)[script?]), or alternatively from Proto-Celtic *samo- (summer) (compare sam (summer), Welsh haf (summer)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samain f

  1. November
  2. Halloween
  3. (Christianity) All Saints' Day, All Hallows
  4. (paganism) Samhain

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Samain Ṡamain unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.