bonn

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See also: bon, Bonn, and bønn

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish bonn (sole of the foot), from Proto-Celtic *bundos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn with metathesis.

Noun[edit]

bonn m (genitive singular boinn, nominative plural boinn)

  1. sole, pad
  2. foothold
  3. foundation, basis
    Synonyms: fotha
  4. premise
  5. (automotive) tire
    Synonyms: bonn rotha
  6. track
  7. (mathematics) base, radix
    Synonyms: bonnuimhir
  8. (sailing) cill
    Synonyms: bonn poill
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish bonn (coin, piece of money).

Noun[edit]

bonn m (genitive singular boinn, nominative plural boinn)

  1. coin
    Synonyms: bonn airgid
  2. medal
    Synonyms: bonn comórtha
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bonn bhonn mbonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish bonn (sole of the foot), from Proto-Celtic *bundos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰmḗn with metathesis.

Noun[edit]

bonn m (genitive singular buinn, plural buinn or bonnan)

  1. base, bottom, foot
  2. sole
    bonn na bròige - the sole of the shoe
    bonn na coise - the sole of the foot
    bonn na stocainn - the sole of the sock
  3. article, clause
  4. coin
  5. medal

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