féin

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See also: fein, fèin, feîn, féin-, and fèin-

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish fein, from Proto-Indo-European *swey-no-, suffixed form of root *swé, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (referring back to the subject of a sentence), also used in forms denoting the speaker’s social group, “(we our-)selves”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /heːnʲ/, /fʲeːnʲ/

Adjective[edit]

féin

  1. self
    féin‎ ― myself (both emphatic and reflexive)
    sinn féin‎ ― ourselves; we ourselves
  2. own
    mo theach féin‎ ― my own house
Derived terms[edit]
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Adverb[edit]

féin

  1. even, only
    má tá féin‎ ― even if it is

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

féin

  1. inflection of féan:
    1. vocative and genitive singular
    2. nominative and dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
féin fhéin bhféin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.