cainnt

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Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cainnt f

  1. verbal noun of canaid
    1. act of speaking
  2. speech, talk, conversation

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cainnt(act of speaking; speech, talk, conversation).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cainnt f ‎(genitive singular cainnte, plural cainntean)

  1. speech, language
  2. discourse, conversation
  3. language, tongue

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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