cinn

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See also: cinn-

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cingid, cinnid (steps, paces, proceeds, goes; overcomes, surpasses, excels, exceeds).

Verb[edit]

cinn (present analytic cinneann, future analytic cinnfidh, verbal noun cinneadh, past participle cinnte) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. (literary) step
  2. (with ar)
    1. surpass, overcome
    2. be too much for
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish cinnid (defines, fixes, settles; completes, finishes; decides (on a course of action), makes a decision), from cenn (head).

Verb[edit]

cinn (present analytic cinneann, future analytic cinnfidh, verbal noun cinneadh, past participle cinnte)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) fix, determine, decree, decide
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinn m

  1. inflection of ceann (head):
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cinn chinn gcinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Middle Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinn

  1. inflection of cenn:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative plural

Mutation[edit]

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

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kinnuz (chin), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus. Compare Old Frisian zin, Old Saxon, Old Dutch, and Old High German kinni, Old Norse kinn, Gothic 𐌺𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌿𐍃 (kinnus) and Latin gena, Ancient Greek γένυς (génus), Welsh gen, Tocharian A śanwem, Old Armenian ծնաւտ (cnawt), Lithuanian žandas, Persian چانه(čâne), Sanskrit हनु (hánu).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ċinn n

  1. chin
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: chyn, chin, chinne, chynne, shyne, schyn
    • English: chin
    • Scots: chin, chyn

Etymology 2[edit]

See cynn.

Noun[edit]

cinn n

  1. Alternative form of cynn

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinn

  1. genitive singular of cenn

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

cinn (past chinn, future cinnidh, verbal noun cinntinn, past participle cinnte)

  1. grow
  2. increase, multiply
  3. prosper

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

cinn m

  1. inflection of ceann:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative plural

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cinn chinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • cinn” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.