ciúin

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ciúin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ciúin (genitive singular masculine ciúin, genitive singular feminine ciúine, plural ciúine, comparative ciúine)

  1. quiet, silent, still, tranquil, peaceful
    Proverb:
    Is minic a bhí ciúin ciontach.Silence often denotes guilt.
    Proverb:
    Is ciúin (iad) na linnte lána.Still waters run deep.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ciúin chiúin gciúin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "ciúin" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ciúin” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “ciuin” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “ciúin” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ciúin” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ciúin

  1. calm, quiet
  2. (of person) gentle, mild
  3. (of voice) soft

Declension[edit]

i-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ciúin ciúin ciúin
Vocative ciúin
Accusative ciúin ciúin
Genitive ciúin ciúine ciúin
Dative ciúin ciúin ciúin
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative ciúini ciúini
Vocative ciúini
Accusative ciúini
Genitive ciúin*
ciúine
Dative ciúinib
Notes *not when substantivized

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

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