dobhrán

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See also: dòbhran

Irish[edit]

dobhrán

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dobrán m (otter, beaver), from dobur (water). Synchronically, dobhar (water) +‎ -án.

Noun[edit]

dobhrán m (genitive singular dobhráin, nominative plural dobhráin)

  1. otter (the mammal)
  2. dull-witted, stupid, person

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dobhrán dhobhrán ndobhrán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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