-acán

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See also: acan and aĉan

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -óc +‎ -án.

Suffix[edit]

-acán m

  1. A double diminutive, used to derive nouns, both common and proper, from adjectives and other nouns.
    finn (fair, blond)Finnacán
    áed (fire)Áedacán

Usage notes[edit]

After a palatalised consonant, the suffix becomes -ecán.

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]