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.