amadán

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See also: amadan

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ammatán ‎(fool, simpleton); synchronically amaid ‎(foolish woman; simpleton, idiot) +‎ -án ‎(masculine diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amadán m ‎(genitive singular amadáin, nominative plural amadáin)

  1. (pejorative) fool

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
amadán n-amadán hamadán t-amadán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • ammatán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 8.
  • "amadán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.