dún

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See also: dun, dūn, dǔn, and dùn

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dún, from Proto-Celtic *dūnom (stronghold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dún m (genitive dúin, nominative plural dúnta)

  1. fortress

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dún (present analytic dúnann, future analytic dúnfaidh, verbal noun dúnadh, past participle dúnta)

  1. to close, shut

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dún dhún ndún
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dún (Zhuyin ㄉㄨㄣˊ)

  1. Pinyin reading of

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *dūnom (stronghold).

Noun[edit]

dún n

  1. fort
  2. fortress
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From do + sinn.

Pronoun[edit]

dún

  1. Alternative spelling of dúnn

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dún c

  1. dune