fionnadh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish finnfad, possibly due to confusion with fionna ‎(a hair).

Noun[edit]

fionnadh m ‎(genitive singular fionnaidh, nominative plural fionnaidh)

  1. hair, fur
    1. (cloth) pile
    2. (timber) grain
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fionnadh m ‎(genitive singular fionnta, nominative plural fionntaí)

  1. verbal noun of fionn (to singe, flay):
  2. act of flaying, singeing, applying fire to
    beirim fionnadh do
    I apply fire to, I scorch
See also[edit]
  • feann ‎(to flay)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

fionnadh m ‎(genitive singular fionnta, nominative plural fionntaí)

  1. verbal noun of fionn (to whiten):
  2. a white speck on the iris.

References[edit]

  • "fionnadh" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “fionnadh” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "fionnadh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

fionnadh m

  1. (body): Hair.
    Tha fionnadh chàmal air a chòta. - His coat has camel hair.
    Tha fionnadh na chuinnleanan. - There's hair in his nostrils.