fearán

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ferán ‎(little man, mannikin), from fer ‎(man); equivalent to fear ‎(man) +‎ -án ‎(diminutive suffix).

Noun[edit]

fearán m ‎(genitive singular fearáin, nominative plural fearáin)

  1. dove

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fearán fhearán bhfearán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "fearán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • ferán” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.