glainne

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish glain (crystal, glass), which was related to and confused with glaine, gloine (glass, crystal, literally clearness, cleanness) (compare modern Irish gloine), from glan (clean, pure, clear, bright, exact, complete).

Noun[edit]

glainne f (genitive singular glainne, plural glainneachan)

  1. glass
  2. (in the plural) glasses, spectacles

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Adjective[edit]

glainne

  1. glass

Mutation[edit]

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

References[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
  • glain” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 1 glaine” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.