binn

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

binn (plural binns)

  1. Archaic spelling of bin (storage container for wine, etc.)
    • Charles Dickens, Bleak House
      Mr. Tulkinghorn sits at one of the open windows, enjoying a bottle of old port. Though a hard-grained man, close, dry, and silent, he can enjoy old wine with the best. He has a priceless binn of port in some artful cellar under the Fields, which is one of his many secrets.

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bind, binn (melodious, harmonious; sweet, pleasing).

Adjective[edit]

binn (genitive singular feminine binne, plural binne, comparative binne)

  1. (of music) sweet
  2. melodious
  3. harmonious
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish benn, from Proto-Celtic *bennom (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

binn f (genitive singular binne, nominative plural beanna)

  1. peak, tip, summit (of a mountain or hill)
  2. (architecture) corner, gable
  3. pinnacle
  4. horn
  5. (figuratively) stanza, couplet
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
binn bhinn mbinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Celtic language

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

binn f

  1. stall

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bind, binn (melodious, harmonious; sweet, pleasing).

Adjective[edit]

binn

  1. melodious, musical, tuneful, dulcet, sweet
    Èisd ris an òran binn nan eun.Listen to the sweet song of the birds.
  2. shrill
  3. harmonious

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

binn f (genitive singular binne, plural binnean)

  1. (law) sentence, judgement, verdict, decision, condemnation
  2. fate
  3. melody
  4. hopper of a mill

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