inghean

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

inghean f (genitive singular inghine, nominative plural ingheanacha)

  1. superseded spelling of iníon.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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