ailén

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See also: ailen and Ai-len

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ail (boulder, rock) +‎ -én

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ailén m (genitive ailéoin, nominative plural ailéoin)

  1. island
    Synonym: inis

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative ailén ailénL ailéoinL
Vocative ailéoin ailénL ailéonuH
Accusative ailénN ailénL ailéonuH
Genitive ailéoinL ailén ailénN
Dative ailénL, ailéon ailénaib ailénaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: oileán
  • Manx: ellan
  • Scottish Gaelic: eilean

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ailén unchanged n-ailén
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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