lann

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Celtic *plag-s-na, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (flat). Cognate with Welsh llafn; and with Old Norse flatr (English flat), Latin plānus (flat). Compare Scottish Gaelic lann.

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive singular lainne, nominative plural lanna)

  1. (literary) sword
  2. blade
  3. scale (of a fish)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan; and with Proto-Germanic *landą (English land). Compare Scottish Gaelic lann.

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive singular lainne, nominative plural lanna)

  1. (archaic) floor
  2. (archaic) enclosure
  3. (obsolete) church
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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan; and with Proto-Germanic *landą, English land.

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive lann, plural lannyn)

  1. enclosure
  2. habitation

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *plag-s-na, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (flat). Cognate with Welsh llafn; and with Old Norse flatr (English flat), Latin plānus (flat). Alternatively, it may be from Latin lāmina.

Noun[edit]

lann f

  1. blade
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan; and with Proto-Germanic *landą (English land).

Noun[edit]

lann f, m

  1. building, house
  2. land, plot
  3. plate
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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Celtic *plag-s-na, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (flat). Cognate with Welsh llafn; and with Old Norse flatr (English flat), Latin plānus (flat). Compare Irish lann.

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive singular lanna or lainne or lainn, plural lannan)

  1. blade, knife, sword, weapon, any bladed instrument
    • lann na sgéine, the blade of the knife
    • lann lìomhaidh, a polished sword
    • lann thana, a thin blade
    • ma liùbhras mi mo chlaidheamh, is ann an aghaidh na lanna, if I give up my sword, it shall be point first — i.e. you must fight for it
    • tharraing iad an lann, they drew their swords
    • lann Spàinndeach, toledo
  2. lancet
  3. washer (flat disc)
  4. scale (of a fish)
    • lannan is itean an éisg, the scales and fins of the fish
  5. scale, rove (round piece of metal on which nails are clinched inside a boat)
  6. film (layer)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan; and with Proto-Germanic *landą, whence English land. Compare Irish lann.

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive singular lainn, plural lannan or lanndaichean)

  1. enclosure
  2. house, dwelling
  3. church
  4. repository
  5. stud, boss (as on a shield)
  6. gridiron
  7. scale (balance)
  8. (rarely) land
  9. (rarely) veil
  10. corn-yard
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