àlainn

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See also: alainn and álainn

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish álaind (lovely, fine, splendid); *ad-lainn; See loinn. Stokes prefers referring it to áil (pleasant), *pagli-, English fair, root pag. But ra-laind (pleasant), *ad-pland (Holden).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [aːɫ̪ɪɲ], /aːɫ̪ɪɲ/

Adjective[edit]

àlainn (comparative àlainne)

  1. beautiful, fair, lovely.
    'S àlainn an gille bàn sin ann...!Beautiful is that fair-haired lad over there...!

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • álaind” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.