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

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 0 901771 92 9
  • 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.