feddan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic فَدَّان (faddān).

Noun[edit]

feddan (plural feddans)

  1. A Middle Eastern unit of area, divided into 24 kirats, and typically equivalent to 4200.8 square metres.

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish fetán (whistle, pipe) (compare Irish feadán (tube)), from fet (whistle) (compare Irish fead, feadóg).

Noun[edit]

feddan m (genitive singular feddan, plural feddanyn)

  1. flute, whistle, fife, pipe, chanter
    Kiaull y chassey ass y feddan millish.
    Tootle on the flute.
    Lhig eh feddan er y voddey.
    He whistled to the dog.
  2. pipe, tube, tubing, channel, aqueduct
    Ren eh lhoobey y feddan.
    He bent the tube over.
  3. barrel, vessel
  4. sleeve, sleeving

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feddan eddan veddan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.