fonn

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fǫnn; cognate with Icelandic fönn, Danish fon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fonn f (genitive singular fannar, plural fannir)

  1. snowdrift
  2. bow wash, bow wave

Declension[edit]

f4 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fonn fonnin fannir fannirnar
Accusative fonn fonnina fannir fannirnar
Dative fonn fonnini fonnum fonnunum
Genitive fannar fannarinnar fanna fannanna


Synonyms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish fonn (desire, fondness).

Noun[edit]

fonn m (genitive singular foinn)

  1. desire, urge
  2. mood (with chun or the genitive of what the person is in the mood for)
    fonn orm chun damhsa.
    I feel like dancing; I’m in the mood for dancing.
    fonn damhsa orm.
    I feel like dancing; I’m in the mood for dancing.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish fonn (melody, song).

Noun[edit]

fonn m (genitive singular foinn, nominative plural foinn)

  1. (music) air (song)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fonn fhonn bhfonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval, 1936, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 175.
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 117.
  3. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906), A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 86.

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly a late or variant form of bonn (sole, foot).

Noun[edit]

fonn m, n

  1. sole (of the foot):
  2. base, bottom, foundation
  3. soil, ground, (by extension) piece of land, territory
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fonn m

  1. desire, fondness, pleasure (in something)
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps an extension of fonn2.

Noun[edit]

fonn m

  1. melody, song
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fonn m (genitive singular fuinn, plural fuinn)

  1. tune, melody

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
fonn fhonn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Vilamovian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fonn n (plural of fōn)

  1. flags