iodhan

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish idna m (spear, weapon).

Noun[edit]

iodhan m (genitive singular iodhain, plural iodhain or iodhanan)

  1. (dated) spear, javelin, pike
  2. (obsolete) birth pang
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish idan (pure, faithful, sincere, disinterested; fitting).

Adjective[edit]

iodhan

  1. sincere
  2. pure
  3. clean

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • idan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 1 idna, indna” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.