beagán

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

beag (small) +‎ -án (compare Scottish Gaelic beagan, Manx beggan)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): [ˈbʲɞɡɑːnˠ]

Noun[edit]

beagán m (genitive beagáin, nominative plural beagáin)

  1. A little
  2. A bit (small amount)
  3. A few (followed by the genitive)
    i mbeagán focal — in a few words
    Níl ach beagán cairde aige. — He has only a few friends.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beagán bheagán mbeagán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.