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Alternative forms[edit]

  • crainnte (dialectal nominative/dative plural)
  • croinn (obsolete)
  • croinnte (Cois Fharraige nominative/dative plural)



crainn m

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


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
crainn chrainn gcrainn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


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Etymology 1[edit]

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crainn f

  1. the queen of the hive[1][2]
  2. ugly old woman[1][2]
  3. See cràin (female of any animal)[1][2]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of crann.


crainn m

  1. genitive singular of crann
  2. plural of crann


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 bee in 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; accessed on 9 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Bauer, Mìchael. bee in "Am Faclair Beag". Accessed 9 May 2015.