aon

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Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aon m

  1. fear

Irish[edit]

Irish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : aon
    Ordinal : céad
    Adverbial : amháin

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish óen, from Proto-Celtic *oinos (compare Welsh un), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (compare Latin ūnus, Old English ān)

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

aon

  1. one

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used independently, not before a noun it modifies. (When modifying a noun directly, it means ‘any’; see following section.) It is always preceded by the particle a, which mutates it to haon.

  • a haon, a dó, a trí
    one, two, three
  • bus a haon
    bus number one
  • a haon a chlog
    one o’clock

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Determiner[edit]

aon (Triggers lenition of the consonants b, c, f, g, m, p)

  1. any
    aon bhád — any boat
Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aon n-aon haon t-aon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish óen, from Proto-Celtic *oinos (compare Welsh un), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (compare Latin unus, Old English ān).

Numeral[edit]

aon

  1. (cardinal) one

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lenites the following word if it begins with b, c, f, g, m or p.
  • When standing alone, preceded by a h-:
    tha aon cheist agam - I have one question
    tha a h-aon agam cuideachd - I have one as well

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Adjective[edit]

aon

  1. any
  2. same

Noun[edit]

aon m (genitive aoin)

  1. (cards): ace