líon

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See also: lion, Lion, and lìon

Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lín (linen, cloth, thread; net).

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive singular lín)

  1. (agriculture) flax
  2. (textiles) linen
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Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive singular lín, nominative plural líonta)

  1. net
  2. web
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lín (full number, complement).

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive singular lín or líona, nominative plural líonta)

  1. full number, complement; great number
  2. fill, measure
  3. (mathematics) quotient
  4. (literary) party; part, side
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(party; part, side):

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish línaid, from lín (full number, complement).

Verb[edit]

líon (present analytic líonann, future analytic líonfaidh, verbal noun líonadh, past participle líonta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) fill
  2. (transitive, intransitive, of tide) flood
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

líon m (genitive singular lín)

  1. Alternative form of laíon
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Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

líon (present analytic líonaíonn, future analytic líonóidh, verbal noun líonú, past participle líonaithe)

  1. Alternative form of díon (shelter; waterproof; thatch; immunize)
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