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See also: cnó, CNO, and cno

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cnú, from Proto-Celtic *knūs (compare Welsh cnau (nuts)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *knew-.


cnò f (genitive singular cnò or cnotha or cnòtha, plural cnòthan)

  1. nut (seed; fastener)
  2. filbert
  3. shell of a species of cockle
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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  1. famous
  2. excellent
  3. gruff


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


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • cnú” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.