ionann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inunn, in(n)onn(alike, equal, the same, identical, the one).

Adjective[edit]

ionann

  1. same, identical; alike, equal
    Proverb:
    hionann i gcónaí an cófra is a lucht.
    One should not judge by appearances.
    Proverb:
    hionann dul chun an bhaile mhóir agus teacht as.
    ‘It is easier to go to the town than to come back from it’, delays are inevitable.
    1. (~ is) almost
    2. (literary) the same, something similar

Derived terms[edit]

  • ionannaigh(equalize, equate, identify, verb)
  • ionannas m(sameness, identity; uniformity)

Mutation[edit]

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

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inunn, in(n)onn(alike, equal, the same, identical, the one).

Adjective[edit]

ionann

  1. equal, alike, similar, identical, the same, “ditto,” just so, all the same, in like manner, in a suitable manner

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with the verb is:
    Is ionann X agus Y.‎ ― X is the same as Y.
    Chan ionann thusa is mise.‎ ― You and I are not the same.
    Cha b' ionann sin agus a bhith an làthair.‎ ― It was not the same as being present.
    Cha b' ionann e nuair nach robh esan ann.‎ ― It wasn't the same when he wasn't there.

Derived terms[edit]

  • ionannachd(identity, equality, similarity)

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