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From Old Irish ingen, from Primitive Irish ᚔᚅᚔᚌᚓᚅᚐ (inigena), from Proto-Celtic *enigenā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én (in) + *ǵenh₁- (produce, give birth) (compare Latin indigena (native), Ancient Greek ἐγγόνη (engónē, granddaughter)).



inneen f (genitive singular inneen, plural inneenyn)

  1. daughter
    Eshyn ta geddyn drogh chleuin t'eh coayl inneen.He who gets a bad son-in-law loses a daughter.
    Hymnee eh e argid er e 'nneen.He left his money to his daughter.
    Ta 'neen echey jeh'n eash ayd.He has a daughter your age.
    Ta 'nneen echey uneashagh rhyt.He has a daughter your age.
    Ta troor dy 'neenyn eck dy chur ayns poosey.She has three daughters to marry off.
    T'eh son cur Moirrey er e 'neen.He is going to call his daughter Mary.