dorn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Dorn (thorn).

Noun[edit]

dorn (plural dorns)

  1. A British ray; the thornback.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *durno- (compare Welsh dwrn (fist), Old Irish dorn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dorn m (plural dornioù, dual daouarn)

  1. hand

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *durno- (compare Welsh dwrn (fist), Old Irish dorn).

Noun[edit]

dorn m (plural (hands) dornow, plural (fists) diwla)

  1. hand
  2. fist

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dorn, from Proto-Celtic *durno- (compare Welsh dwrn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [d̪ˠoːɾˠn̪ˠ]

Noun[edit]

dorn m (genitive doirn, nominative plural doirne)

  1. fist

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • dornáil (to box, fist; boxing, fisting)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dorn dhorn ndorn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.