aon

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Breton oun, from Proto-Celtic *obno- ‎(fear) (compare Welsh ofn, Cornish own, Old Irish ómun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aon m

  1. fear

Irish[edit]

Irish cardinal numbers
1 2  > 
    Cardinal : aon
    Ordinal : céad
    Adverbial : amháin

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish óen, from Proto-Celtic *oynos (compare Welsh un), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (compare Latin ūnus, Old English ān)

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

aon

  1. one

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used independently, not before a noun it modifies. (When modifying a noun directly, it means ‘any’; see following section.) It is always preceded by the particle a, which mutates it to haon.

  • a haon, a dó, a trí
    one, two, three
  • bus a haon
    bus number one
  • a haon a chlog
    one o’clock

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Derived terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

aon (Triggers lenition of the consonants b, c, f, g, m, p)

  1. any
    aon bhád‎ ― any boat

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "aon" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • óen” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

aon f ‎(genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. Alternative form of awin

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Scottish Gaelic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : aon
    Ordinal : ciad

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish óen, from Proto-Celtic *oynos (compare Welsh un), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (compare Latin unus, Old English ān).

Numeral[edit]

aon

  1. (cardinal) one

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lenites the following word if it begins with b, c, f, g, m or p.
  • When standing alone, preceded by a h-:
    Tha aon cheist agam.‎ ― I have one question.
    Tha a h-aon agam cuideachd.‎ ― I have one as well.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

aon

  1. any
  2. same

Noun[edit]

aon m ‎(genitive singular aoin)

  1. (card games) ace

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • óen” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.