faoin

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

faoin

  1. Contraction of faoi an.
    under the
    about the

Usage notes[edit]

Depending on dialect, triggers either lenition or eclipsis of a following consonant (except d, t, s):


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

faoin (comparative faoine)

  1. silly, foolish, daft, inane, naïve
  2. futile, vain
  3. frivolous, giddy
  4. superficial, shallow, vacuous