déan

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See also: dean, Dean, deán, and dèan

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish ·dénai, prototonic form of do·gní.

The past indicative independent form rinne, formerly do-rinne, is from Old Irish do·rigni, deuterotonic form of the perfect tense of do·gní.

The past indicative dependent form dearna is from Old Irish *·dernai (compare ·dernus ‎(1st sg.), ·dernais ‎(2nd sg.), ·dernad ‎(passive)), prototonic form of the perfect tense of do·gní.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʲeːnˠ/
  • (Aran) IPA(key): /dʲiːn/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /dʲiːn/, /dʲɪn/

Verb[edit]

déan ‎(present analytic déanann, future analytic déanfaidh, verbal noun déanamh, past participle déanta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) do
  2. (transitive) make
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Verb[edit]

déan

  1. (archaic) first-person singular future dependent of déan

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English dean.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

déan m ‎(genitive singular déin, nominative plural déin)

  1. dean
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
déan dhéan ndéan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "déan" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 84.
  • do·gní” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.