aonarán

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See also: aonaran

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish oenarán m, a diminutive of oenar m (a single individual, one alone); synchronically aonar (one, lone person) +‎ -án.

Noun[edit]

aonarán m (genitive singular aonaráin, nominative plural aonaráin)

  1. single, solitary person
  2. hermit, loner, recluse

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • aonarach (single, solitary, lone, adjective)
  • aonaracht f (singularity, solitude)

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • oenarán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Further reading[edit]

  • "aonarán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • hermit” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • loner” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • recluse” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.