buain

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish búainid, from Old Irish búain ‎(act of cutting, breaking; cutting down, reaping; crop, harvest), verbal noun of boingid ‎(breaks, smites, strikes; cuts, reaps; plucks, gathers; exacts, levies).

Verb[edit]

buain ‎(present analytic buanann, future analytic buanfaidh, verbal noun buain, past participle buanta)

  1. (transitive) reap
  2. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of bain ‎(extract from bed in ground, dig out; separate from root, stem, etc.; reap, pick; release from socket; open; release from source; shed; release sound; strike; agitate; release from hold; lift; win; become due)
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

buain f ‎(genitive singular buana)

  1. verbal noun of buain
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buain

  1. vocative masculine singular of buan
  2. genitive masculine singular of buan
  3. (archaic) dative feminine singular of buan

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
buan bhuan mbuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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



Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish búainid, from Old Irish búain ‎(act of cutting, breaking; cutting down, reaping; crop, harvest), verbal noun of boingid ‎(breaks, smites, strikes; cuts, reaps; plucks, gathers; exacts, levies).

Verb[edit]

buain ‎(past bhuain, future buainidh, verbal noun buain, past participle buainte)

  1. (agriculture) reap, harvest, cut down, crop, mow
  2. shear
  3. pluck, pull, tear by the root
  4. engage

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

buain f ‎(genitive singular buana, no plural)

  1. verbal noun of buain
  2. reaping, cutting down (as of corn), mowing, harvest
  3. value

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