beagán

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See also: beagan

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish becán m (a little, small quantity) (compare Scottish Gaelic beagan, Manx beggan); synchronically, beag (small, little) +‎ -án

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagán m (genitive singular beagáin, nominative plural beagáin)

  1. a little, a bit (small amount)
  2. a few (followed by the genitive)
    i mbeagán focalin a few words
    Níl ach beagán cairde aige.He has only a few friends.
  3. (as adverb) a little, somewhat

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beagán bheagán mbeagán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Northern Sami[edit]

Verb[edit]

beagán

  1. first-person singular present indicative of beahkit