coiteann

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish coitchenn (whence also Manx cadjin and Scottish Gaelic coitcheann), from Old Irish coitchen, from Proto-Celtic *kom-teges-nos[1][2].

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Adjective[edit]

coiteann (genitive singular masculine coitinn, genitive singular feminine coitinne, plural coiteanna, comparative coitinne)

  1. common, (general, non-specific)
  2. common (belonging to more than one)
    Synonym: comh-
  3. demotic
  4. popular (of the people)

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Noun[edit]

coiteann m (genitive singular coitinn)

  1. commonalty
  2. (religion) community
    Synonyms: comhluadar, comhthionól, cuallacht, ord
  3. (of land) common

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
coiteann choiteann gcoiteann
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Vendryes, Lexique Étymologique de l'Irlandais Ancien
  2. ^ T. F. O’Rahilly, Ériu 13:158