cenn

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Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cenn, from Proto-Celtic *kʷennom.

Noun[edit]

cenn m (genitive cinn, plural cenna or cinn)

  1. head
  2. end

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: ceann
  • Manx: kione
  • Scottish Gaelic: ceann

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kʷennom.

Compare Welsh pen, Breton penn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cenn n (genitive cinn, nominative plural cenna)

  1. head
  2. end

Inflection[edit]

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative cennN cennN cennL, cenna
Vocative cennN cennN cennL, cenna
Accusative cennN cennN cennL, cenna
Genitive cinnL cenn cennN
Dative ciunnL cennaib cennaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]