buan

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See also: buan- and bù'ān

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish búan(lasting, enduring; constant, firm, persevering).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buan (genitive singular masculine buain, genitive singular feminine buaine, plural buana, comparative buaine)

  1. enduring, permanent
  2. steadfast, solid

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • buan-(permanent, perpetual; fixed)

Related terms[edit]

  • buanaigh(perpetuate, transitive verb)

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]

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

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian bāne. Cognates include West Frisian beane.

Noun[edit]

buan m (plural buanen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) bean

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną. Cognate with Old Frisian būwa, bōwa (West Frisian bouwe), Old Saxon būan (Low German bugen), Old Dutch būwan (Dutch bouwen), Old High German būan (German bauen), Old Norse búa (Swedish bo, Norwegian Nynorsk bu, Faroese búgva), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐌰𐌽(bauan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to live or dwell
    He būde on Ēast-Englum: he lived with the East Angles. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
  2. to inhabit, to occupy
    Ne mæg mon meduseld būan: a man may not occupy the mead-bench, (Beowulf)

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to build

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būaną, whence also Old English būan, Old Norse búa.

Verb[edit]

būan

  1. to build

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish búan(lasting, enduring; constant, firm, persevering).

Adjective[edit]

buan

  1. durable, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Breton buenion, modern Breton buan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buan (feminine singular buan, plural buain, equative buaned, comparative buanach, superlative buanaf)

  1. fast, swift, rapid
  2. (of a timepiece) fast; ahead of the correct time

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
buan fuan muan unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]