inghean

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inghean f ‎(genitive singular inghine, nominative plural ingheanacha)

  1. Obsolete spelling of iníon

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
inghean n-inghean hinghean t-inghean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ingen, from Primitive Irish ᚔᚅᚔᚌᚓᚅᚐ(inigena), from Proto-Celtic *eni-genā, from Proto-Indo-European [Term?] (compare Latin indigena(native), Ancient Greek ἐγγόνη(engónē, granddaughter)). Ulster Irish níon and modern Scottish Gaelic nighean stem from the same Old Irish source, being metathesised descendants of Old Irish ingen.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

inghean f ‎(genitive singular ìghne, plural ingheanan or ighnean)

  1. (archaic) girl, maiden
  2. (archaic) daughter

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
inghean n-inghean h-inghean t-inghean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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