dooinney

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish duine, from Proto-Celtic *gdonyos ‎(human, person), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰom-yo- ‎(earthling, human), a derivation of *dʰéǵʰōm ‎(earth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dooinney m ‎(genitive singular dooinney, plural deiney)

  1. human, person
  2. man, fellow
  3. husband

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Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dooinney ghooinney nooinney
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • dooinney” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.