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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish glún, dissimilated from earlier Proto-Celtic *gnūnos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónu.


glùn f (genitive singular glùine, plural glùinean or glùintean)

  1. (anatomy) knee, joint
  2. lap
  3. joint (in a plant's stem)
  4. generation, race
  5. step, degree (in a pedigree)
  6. descendant



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

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