lón

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lón, from Proto-Germanic *luhnō (inlet, sea loch), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright), referring to shining water. Germanic cognates include English lown, Danish lyn (lightning), Swedish lugn (calm water).

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Noun[edit]

lón n (genitive singular lóns, nominative plural lón)

  1. lagoon

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lón (fat; provision(s), food, victuals, sustenance; feast), with the shift in meaning towards “lunch” likely influenced by the resemblance to the English word, from Proto-Celtic *lawano- (provisions), from Proto-Indo-European *lewh₁- (to cut off, separate).

Noun[edit]

lón m (genitive singular lóin, nominative plural lónta)

  1. provision, supply; food, victuals, sustenance
    1. repast, collation
    2. lunch, luncheon
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  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) , “lawano-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 234

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Noun[edit]

lón m (genitive singular lóin, nominative plural lóin)

  1. Alternative form of luan (loin)
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Verb[edit]

lón (present analytic lónann, future analytic lónfaidh, verbal noun lónadh, past participle lónta)

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of lónaigh (supply, provision; lay in; put by, hoard)
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