beinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse beinn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beinn (comparative beinni, superlative beinastur)

  1. straight, right
    Maðurinn stendur beinn.
    The man stands straight.

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

beinn

  1. first-person singular past subjunctive of

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn bheinn mbeinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, prong, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

beinn m (genitive singular beinnee, plural beinnyn or binn)

  1. mountain
  2. ben
  3. summit, pinnacle, apex
  4. tine of deer

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
beinn veinn meinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

·beinn

  1. first-person singular conditional of at·tá
  2. first-person singular past subjunctive of at·tá

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish benn (peak, point, pinnacle), from Proto-Celtic *benno- (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

beinn f (genitive singular beinne, plural beanntan)

  1. mountain, hill
    mar an ceò thall air a' bheinnas the distant mist on the hill
  2. pinnacle
  3. bin
  4. head, top, high place

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • benn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.