cinn

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to decide
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of ceann.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (nominative/dative plural): ceanna (Cois Fharraige)

Noun[edit]

cinn m

  1. genitive singular of ceann
  2. nominative plural of ceann
  3. dative plural of ceann

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.

Middle Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinn

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

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]

Noun[edit]

ċinn n

  1. chin
    • 1876, "C" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 616:
      Our English ch (pronounced tch) for original c (as in chin for Old English cin, child for cild) is due probably to Norman influence, but here, as often, it is difficult to differentiate the results of the many disturbing causes which have operated upon our language.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kunją ‎(race, kind).

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. prosper

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinn m

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