feamainn

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish femain, femmain ((edible) seaweed), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyp- (to wind, wrap around), related to Old Breton goumon (late Proto-Brythonic *Wïmmon (seaweed)). Also see French goémon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feamainn f (genitive singular feamainne)

  1. seaweed, wrack
    Hyponyms: barrchonlach, cadamán, cáithleach, leathach, lóch, múr, múrach, racálach, raibh, rúscán, scothach, turscar, caisíneach, casfheamainn, ceilp, dúlamán, miléarach, míoránach

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feamainn fheamainn bhfeamainn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish femain, femmain ((edible) seaweed), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyp- (to wind, wrap around), related to Old Breton goumon (late Proto-Brythonic *Wïmmon (seaweed)). Also see French goémon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

feamainn f (genitive singular feamann or feamnach or feamad)

  1. seaweed

Verb[edit]

feamainn (past dh'fheamainn, future feamainnidh, verbal noun feamnadh, past participle feamainnte)

  1. (agriculture) manure, fertilise (with seaweed)

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
feamainn fheamainn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Schrijver, Peter (1995): Studies in British Celtic Historical Phonology
  • Marlekaj Luigj & Mandalà, Matteo (1999): Studi in onore di Luigi Marlekaj