méin

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish méin (bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality).

Noun[edit]

méin f (genitive méine)

  1. mind, disposition; bearing
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of mian.

Noun[edit]

méin

  1. (archaic, dialectal) dative singular of mian

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
méin mhéin unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare mían (mineral, ore).

Noun[edit]

méin f

  1. (mining) mineral, ore; metal

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably the same word; the original nominative singular may have been mían.

Noun[edit]

méin f

  1. bent, disposition, temperament; nature, quality
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

méin n, m

  1. genitive singular of mían

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]