From Old Irish glain (“crystal, glass”), which was related to and confused with glaine, gloine (“glass, crystal”, literally “clearness, cleanness”) (compare Scottish Gaelic glainne, gloinne), from glan (“clean, pure, clear, bright, exact, complete”).
gloine f, m (genitive singular gloine, nominative plural gloiní)
- glass (material; drinking vessel)
Forms with the definite article
- Alternative plural: gloiniúcha (Cois Fharraige)
Inflected form of glan.
- Obsolete form of glaine.
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.