flann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish flann, from Proto-Celtic *wlannos, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₃- (to strike, hit). Related to fuil (blood).

Adjective[edit]

flann (genitive singular masculine flainn, genitive singular feminine flainne, plural flanna, comparative flainne)

  1. blood-red

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

flann f (genitive singular flainne)

  1. (poetic) blood

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • flann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • "flann" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “flann” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.

Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *wlannos, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₃- (to strike, hit). Related to fuil (blood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

flann

  1. blood-red, crimson

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

flann m

  1. (poetic) blood

Derived terms[edit]

  • Flann m (personal name)

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
flann ḟlann flann
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish flann, from Proto-Celtic *wlannos, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₃- (to strike, hit). Related to fuil (blood).

Adjective[edit]

flann

  1. red, blood-red

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • flann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.