glan

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *glanos (clean, clear).

Adjective[edit]

glan

  1. pure

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish glan, from Proto-Celtic *glanos (clean, clear).

The verb is from Old Irish glanaid (cleanses, purifies, purges), from glan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glan (genitive singular masculine glain, genitive singular feminine glaine, plural glana, comparative glaine)

  1. clean
  2. clear

Declension[edit]

Archaic declension

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

glan (present analytic glanann, future analytic glanfaidh, verbal noun glanadh, past participle glanta)

  1. clean

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
glan ghlan nglan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish glan, from Proto-Celtic *glanos (clean, clear).

Adjective[edit]

glan (comparative glaine)

  1. clean
  2. pure
  3. fine, grand, sheer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish glanaid (cleanses, purifies, purges), from glan.

Verb[edit]

glan (past ghlan, future glanaidh, verbal noun glanadh, past participle glante)

  1. clean, purify
  2. purge, refine
  3. weed