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See also: cian, Cian, cían, cián, ĉian, and cía-ŋ

Old Irish[edit]


From cían (long, distant, lasting).

Proper noun[edit]

Cían m

  1. (Irish mythology) Son of Dían Cécht of the Túatha Dé Danann and born with a caul on his head. Best known as the father of Lugh Lámhfada by the Fomarian princess Ethniu.


  • Irish: Cian


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Cían Chían Cían
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.