-eán

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See also: ean, -ean, Ean, EAN, éan, and ἐάν

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -án (broad variant)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish -én, which has merged with -án in cases where the stem ends in a slender consonant.

Suffix[edit]

-eán m

  1. used to derive instruments, diminutives, and other nouns from primary nouns

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This affix is productive in Modern Irish. It forms masculine nouns of the first declension.