ceannas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cennas (headship, leadership, superiority, precedence); synchronically, ceann (head) +‎ -as.

Noun[edit]

ceannas m (genitive singular ceannais)

  1. headship, sovereignty
  2. authority, command
    i gceannasin command, in charge, in the driver's seat

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceannas cheannas gceannas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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