eean

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish én (bird).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eean m (genitive singular eean, plural ein)

  1. chick
    Ta'n eean myr e ghooie my vees clooie er e chione.The chicken is like his kind if there is down on his head.
    Ta'n eean scolbey yn bleayst.The chicken is breaking the shell.
  2. fowl
  3. poult, young (of birds)
  4. juvenile, cheeky child; brat
    Quoi'n eean beg shen?Who's that little brat?

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References[edit]

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