rian

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rían.

Noun[edit]

rian m (genitive riain, nominative plural rianta)

  1. course, path
  2. mark, trace, track
  3. (card games) jink
  4. power of movement, vigor
  5. (traditional) genealogy

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Genitive plural rian is only used in some cases; in others, genitive plural is identical to nominative plural, rianta.

Derived terms[edit]

  • comhrian (corresponding course; contour)
  • trasrian (crossing)
  • rianaí (wayfarer, wanderer; tracker, tracer; genealogist)
  • rianaigh (to mark out, trace, indent, chart, track)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rían.

Noun[edit]

rian m (genitive rian, plural rianan)

  1. method, system, mode, manner
  2. methodicalness, orderliness
  3. reason, sense, sanity
  4. (music) arrangement

Derived terms[edit]

  • mì-rian (confusion, disorder, turbulence)
  • rianachd (management, administration)
  • rianadair (arranger; controller, governor)
  • rianail (methodical)
  • rianaire (administrator)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rian

  1. definite singular of ria