fiann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fíann, fían, from Proto-Celtic *weino-s (hero), from Proto-Indo-European *wen-, *wenə- (strive for, wish, desire). Cognate with Latin vēnor (I hunt), Old English wynn (joy, desire) and Old Norse vinr (friend). Akin to Irish fine.

Noun[edit]

fiann f (genitive féinne, nominative plural fianna)

  1. soldier

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fiann fhiann bhfiann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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