díonach

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dínach (protecting, protected); synchronically díon (protect, shelter; proof, verb) +‎ -ach (adjectival ending).

Adjective[edit]

díonach (genitive singular masculine díonaigh, genitive singular feminine díonaí, plural díonacha, comparative díonaí)

  1. protective
  2. impermeable, proof

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
díonach dhíonach ndíonach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "díonach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • dínach” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.