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From Old Irish fín, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom.


feeyn m ‎(genitive singular feeyney)

  1. wine
    Deam eh son tooilley feeyn.‎ ― He called for more wine.
    Eddyr daa voteil dy feeyn.‎ ― Flanked by two bottles of wine.
    Ta tooilley argid er y feeyn.‎ ― The wine is extra.
    Ta'n feeyn boirey er y volg echey.‎ ― The wine does not agree with him.
    Va jough chadlee currit oc 'sy feeyn echey.‎ ― They had drugged his wine.

Derived terms[edit]


Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
feeyn eeyn veeyn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • fín” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.