a lán

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See also: alan, Alan, ałan, and alaŋ

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally ‘its fullness’.

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Noun[edit]

a lán (followed by the genitive case, by ag, or by de)

  1. much, many, a lot
    a lán airgid aige.He has a lot of money.
    Bhí a lán daoine sa tseomra.There were many people in the room.
    Is fíor a lán den scéal.Much of the story is true.
    Shiúil sé a lán.He walked a lot.
    Síleann a lán againn go bhfuil tú go hálainn.Many of us think you’re beautiful.

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