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See also: dean, Dean, deán, and dèan


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.

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) do
  2. (transitive) make
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  1. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 84
  2. ^ Mhac an Fhailigh, Éamonn (1968) The Irish of Erris, Co. Mayo: A Phonemic Study, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, pages 155–156: “a sháith lé déanamh ə ha: l′e: d′i:nu:
  3. ^ Stockman, Gerard (1974) The Irish of Achill, Co. Mayo (Studies in Irish Language and Literature, Department of Celtic, Q.U.B.; 2), Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, pages 4, 15, 45

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English dean.



déan m (genitive singular déin, nominative plural déin)

  1. dean
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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.