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
Declension[edit]
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
Declension[edit]
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.
Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

fionnadh

  1. inflection of fionn:
    1. past indicative autonomous
    2. past subjunctive analytic
    3. third-person singular imperative

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fionnadh fhionnadh bhfionnadh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • finnfad” 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 ‎(genitive singular fionnaidh, no plural)

  1. flaying, skinning
  2. trying
  3. searching
  4. examining
  5. hair of a quadruped
    Tha fionnadh chàmal air a chòta.‎ ― His coat has camel hair.
  6. beard
  7. fur
    Tha fionnadh na chuinnleanan.‎ ― There's hair in his nostrils.
  8. fur (article of dress)
  9. pile (as of cloth)

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