daingean

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See also: daingeann

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish daingen ‎(firm, fast, strong, solid; a stronghold, fastness, fortress, defence; a strong thing; enclosure, fence; a strong body of troops; a bond, compact, covenant, espousal, security).

Adjective[edit]

daingean ‎(genitive singular masculine daingin, genitive singular feminine daingne, plural daingne, comparative daingne)

  1. fortified, solid; strong, secure
  2. fixed, fast; firm
  3. steadfast, absolute, constant; firm of purpose
  4. intense

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

daingean m ‎(genitive singular daingin, nominative plural daingin)

  1. stronghold, fortress, secure base
  2. security
  3. donjon
  4. (of castle): keep

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
daingean dhaingean ndaingean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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