colainn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish colinn, from Proto-Celtic *kolannis, from Proto-Indo-European *kel-.

Noun[edit]

colainn f (genitive singular colainne, nominative plural colainneacha)

  1. body
    1. living body
    2. flesh
    3. trunk
    4. main part
    5. person

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • collaí (carnal, sexual, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
colainn cholainn gcolainn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • colainn” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Further reading[edit]

  • "colainn" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • anatomy” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • body” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • flesh” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • frame” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

colainn m

  1. genitive singular of colann

Mutation[edit]

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