domhan

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish domun (the world).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

domhan m (genitive singular domhain, nominative plural domhain)

  1. earth, world
    an domhan thoirthe East
    an domhan thiarthe West, the Western world
    1. world, universe
    2. (literary) the earthly life, secular interests
    3. a vast amount, number, quantity
    an domhan acua vast number of them
  2. (literary) domain
    mo dhomhan dúchais
    my native domain

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
domhan dhomhan ndomhan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • “doṁan” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "domhan" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 domun” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish domun (the world).

Noun[edit]

domhan m (genitive singular domhain, plural domhain)

  1. the world, the universe

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