líon

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lín (linen, cloth, thread; net).

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive lín)

  1. (agriculture) flax
  2. (textiles) linen
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive lín, nominative plural líonta)

  1. net
  2. web
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lín (full number, complement).

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive lín, nominative plural líonta)

  1. full number, complement; great number
  2. fill, measure
  3. (mathematics) quotient
  4. (literary) party; part, side
Declension[edit]

(party; part, side):

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish línaid, from lín (full number, complement).

Verb[edit]

líon (present analytic líonann, future analytic líonfaidh, verbal noun líonadh, past participle líonta)

  1. to fill
  2. (of tide) to flood
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • folíon (fill up underneath; make up, supplement)