ciúnas

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish ciúnas, surface analysis ciúin (calm, silent, still, adjective) +‎ -as.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ciúnas m (genitive singular ciúnais)

  1. calmness; stillness, quiet, silence

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ciúnas chiúnas gciúnas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ciúin +‎ -as.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (earlier) IPA(key): /ˈkʲiːu̯nəs/
  • (later) IPA(key): /ˈkʲuːnəs/

Noun[edit]

ciúnas m (genitive ciúnais, no plural)

  1. calmness, quiet
  2. repose

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: ciúnas
  • Manx: kiunys
  • Scottish Gaelic: ciùineas

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ciúnas chiúnas ciúnas
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]