leann

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish linn (drink, liquid; brew, ale, beer, intoxicating drink). Doublet of lionn.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

leann m or f (genitive singular leanna, nominative plural leannta)

  1. (pale) ale; beer
    Synonym: leann gealbhuí (pale ale)
  2. liquid, fluid
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lenn f (cloak, mantle), from Proto-Celtic *linnā (cloak, veil). Cognate with Welsh llen, Cornish len, Breton lenn, Gaulish linna.

Noun[edit]

leann f (genitive singular leinne, nominative plural leanna)

  1. (literary) cloak, mantle
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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish linn, lind (drink, liquid; brew, ale, beer, intoxicating drink) and cognate with Welsh llyn. Stokes suggests a connection with Ancient Greek πλαδαρός (pladarós, moist).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leann m (genitive singular leanna, plural leanntan or leanntaidhean)

  1. ale, beer
  2. liquor, drink
  3. (in plural) humours of the body

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Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
leann unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • leann” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “2 linn”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language