inghean

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inghean f (genitive inghine, nominative plural ingheanacha)

  1. obsolete spelling of iníon

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
inghean n-inghean hinghean t-inghean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ingen, from Proto-Celtic *eni-genā, from Proto-Indo-European; compare Latin indigena (native), Ancient Greek ἐγγόνη (engónē, grand-daughter).

Noun[edit]

inghean f

  1. daughter
  2. girl, maiden, virgin

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ingen, from Proto-Celtic *eni-genā, from Indo-European; compare Latin indigena (native), Ancient Greek ἐγγόνη (engónē, grand-daughter). The root of modern Irish iníon and modern Scottish Gaelic nighean.

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Noun[edit]

inghean f (genitive ìghne, plural ingheanan or ighnean)

  1. (archaic) girl, maiden
  2. (archaic) daughter