boireann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bairenn (large stone; rocky district).

Noun[edit]

boireann f (genitive singular boirne, nominative plural boireanna)

  1. rock
  2. (geology) rocky country; karst

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
boireann bhoireann mboireann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish boinenn (female) (compare Irish baineann).

Adjective[edit]

boireann (comparative boirinne)

  1. female, feminine
  2. (linguistics) feminine

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