cúan

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See also: cuan, cuàn, cuán, cuān, and cúán

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kawnos, from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from *keh₂p- (to grasp).

Noun[edit]

cúan m

  1. bay
  2. gulf
  3. harbour
Inflection[edit]
Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: cuan
  • Manx: keayn
  • Scottish Gaelic: cuan

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

cúan f

  1. litter
  2. pack
  3. band
  4. family
Inflection[edit]
Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative cúanL cúainL cúanaH
Vocative cúanL cúainL cúanaH
Accusative cúainN cúainL cúanaH
Genitive cúaineH cúanL cúanN
Dative cúainL cúanaib cúanaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
cúan chúan cúan
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.