grian

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See also: grían

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish grían, from Proto-Indo-European *ghreinā, from Proto-Indo-European *gher- (to shine, glow; grey).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grian f (genitive gréine, nominative plural grianta)

  1. (the) sun
  2. sunshine

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
grian ghrian ngrian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish grían, from Proto-Indo-European *ghreinā, from Proto-Indo-European *gher- (to shine, glow; grey).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡriːn], [ɡriᵈn]

Noun[edit]

grian f (genitive greiney, plural grianyn)

  1. sun
    • Plaasyn prinsoil glistral myr whilleen grian.
      • Princely palaces shining like so many suns.
    • Ta'n ghrian yial er chooilleen e jurnaa.
      • The bright sun has finished her journey.
  2. sunlight
  3. sunshine

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Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
grian ghrian ngrian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

grian ? (o-stem)

  1. gravel
  2. sand
  3. bottom (of river)
  4. floor (of sea)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish grían, from Proto-Indo-European *ghreinā, from Proto-Indo-European *gher- (to shine, glow; grey).

Noun[edit]

grian f (genitive grèine, plural grianan)

  1. sun

Derived terms[edit]