fionn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish find.

Adjective[edit]

fionn

  1. fair (of hair or complexion)
  2. blonde
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

fionn m (genitive finn, nominative plural fionna)

  1. cataract (in eye)
Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

fionn (present analytic fionnann, future analytic fionnfaidh, verbal noun fionnadh, past participle fionnta)

  1. to whiten
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish finnaid.

Verb[edit]

fionn (present analytic fionnann, future analytic fionnfaidh, verbal noun fionnadh, past participle fionnta)

  1. to ascertain
  2. to discover
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fionn fhionn bhfionn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish find.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fionn (comparative fionna)

  1. fair (of hair or complexion)
    Chunnaic mi Cailean Fionn a' tighinn gam ionnsaigh. - I saw Fair-haired Colin coming towards me.
  2. white

Declension[edit]

Case Masculine singular Feminine singular Plural
Nominative fionn fhionn fionna
Vocative fhinn fhionn fionna
Genitive fhinn fhinn/finne fionna
Dative fhionn fhionn/fhinn fionna

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

fionn

  1. cataract (in eye)

Verb[edit]

fionn

  1. flay
  2. skin