easna

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish asna, esna (compare Scottish Gaelic asna), from Proto-Celtic [Term?] (compare Welsh ais ‎(ribs)), from pre-Celtic *astonyo-, *h₂estnijo, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂óst (compare Latin os, Albanian asht).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

easna f ‎(genitive singular easna, nominative plural easnacha or easnaí)

  1. (anatomy, nautical, of violin) rib
  2. (nautical) strake
  3. (nautical) timber

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Alternative declension
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
easna n-easna heasna t-easna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • asna” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “easna” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 11.
  • "easna" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.