lann

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlaxsnā, 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)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan and with land (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
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

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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 singular lann, plural lannyn)

  1. enclosure
  2. habitation

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2 lann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸlaxsnā, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (flat). Cognate with Welsh llafn and with Old Norse flatr (English flat), Latin plānus (flat).

Noun[edit]

lann f (genitive lainne, nominative plural lanna)

  1. thin plate, layer
  2. blade, sword
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *landā, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Cognate with Welsh llan; and with Old English land (English land).

Noun[edit]

lann f, m (genitive lainne or lainn, nominative plural lanna or lainn)

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

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lann
also llann after a proclitic
lann
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
lann
also llann after a proclitic
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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lann, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlaxsnā, 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 sgéinethe blade of the knife
    lann lìomhaidha polished sword
    lann thanaa thin blade
    ma liùbhras mi mo chlaidheamh, is ann an aghaidh na lannaif I give up my sword, it shall be point first
    — i.e. you must fight for it
    tharraing iad an lannthey drew their swords
  2. lancet
  3. washer (flat disc)
  4. scale (of a fish)
    lannan is itean an éisgthe scales and fins of the fish
  5. scale, rove (round piece of metal on which nails are clinched inside a boat)
  6. film (layer)
    lann a' bhàis air a shùileanthe film of death on his eyes

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
Derived terms[edit]

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
  • 1 lann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 lann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.