beinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse beinn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beinn (comparative beinni, superlative beinastur)

  1. straight, right
    Maðurinn stendur beinn.
    The man stands straight.

Inflection[edit]

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Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

beinn

  1. first-person singular past subjunctive of

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn bheinn mbeinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

beinn m (genitive beinnee, plural beinnyn or binn)

  1. mountain
  2. ben
  3. summit, pinnacle, apex
  4. tine of deer

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn veinn meinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

·beinn

  1. first-person singular conditional of at·tá
  2. first-person singular past subjunctive of at·tá

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

beinn f (genitive beinne, plural beanntan)

  1. mountain, hill
    mar an ceò thall air a' bheinn - as the distant mist on the hill
  2. pinnacle
  3. bin
  4. head, top, high place

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)