caoin

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish caín.

Adjective[edit]

caoin

  1. smooth, polished
  2. kind, gentle
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish caínid, from Brythonic (compare Welsh cwyn (lament)).

Verb[edit]

caoin (present analytic caoineann, future analytic caoinfidh, verbal noun caoineadh, past participle caointe)

  1. keen, lament
  2. cry, weep
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caoin chaoin gcaoin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish caínid, from Brythonic (compare Welsh cwyn (lament)).

Verb[edit]

caoin (past chaoin, future caoinidh, verbal noun caoineadh, past participle caointe)

  1. mourn, lament, grieve
  2. cry, weep
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

caoin f (genitive caoine, no plural)

  1. exterior, outer side (of garment)
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