binn

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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 *benno- (peak, top).

Noun[edit]

binn f (genitive binne, plural beanna)

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

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.

References[edit]

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

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Celtic language

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 binne, plural binnean)

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

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
  • "binn" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.